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"My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams"

My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams book
Photo courtesy of the authors

"My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams" was inspired by Ava Holloway and Kennedy George, two ballerinas. Their photos were taken by Marcus Ingram and Julia Rendleman in front of the monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in Richmond, Virginia. Ultimately, those photographs went viral, and this moment propelled the duo into a summer of activism and dance.

Posed in traditional ballet attire, the friends had no idea that a chance encounter at the Lee Monument would catapult them into the spotlight while serving as a beacon of hope for millions of young activists around the world.

The book is written by Ava Holloway and Amanda Lynch, and illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire.