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Precious Blue Johnson, young, country and naive, from Lutts County, Georgia, is traveling to the energizing city of New York to search for her birth father and perhaps make history by becoming the first black ballerina. Her simple mocha skin and thick lips will put her in the center of a movement, expose secrets and unlock the past as she steps onto the stage as the Blue Butterfly. She will be guided by the vivacious and wise Ms. Ann and fall in love with the alluring Ray Silvers.

Ray brings the whole package. Enchanting eyes, a bright future as a doctor, and a willingness to love completely. To Precious, he is perfect. Except Ray’s package includes his deadly past. Will their love survive the one person who could end it all—his drug-addicted mother?

Trivia from the book: (read the novel and see what the answers are)

What  type of car is Ray driving when he first meets Precious Blue Johnson?

What nickname does Precious Blue Johnson give Ray, after their first encounter?

What ballet technique does Ms. Ann ask Precious Blue Johnson to do at the bus stop?

What is the name of the Italian character that falls in love with Precious Blue Johnson?

What does he  (the Italian character) ask her to do when they meet for the first time?

What type of street lights does Ms. Ann have in her neighborhood?

What is the name of the character that is in love with Ms. Ann?


Quotes from the book:

1. “They deserve to know that it can be done. They deserve to know that they can dance in a white woman’s world.”

2. “When I looked in the mirror, I certainly didn’t look like a ballerina. Not from the skin up, that is.”

3. “I would hear him humming sometimes, but I ain’t never heard the sound of butter flowing from his lips.  That’s what they say he sounded like.”

4. “I know you and I just met, but if you asked me—if you pulled this here car over right now—I’d say yes.”



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