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Keisha Bussey Interview & Chance to Dance Book Giveaway

Updated: Apr 14


Welcome Keisha Bussey to From Our Bookshelf blog.


Here's a little bit about Keisha Bussey:


Hello Fierce Readers!


My name is Keisha D. Bussey and I am a dance educator. I share my passion for dance and life on a daily with my students and colleagues. As I dance through my 19 years in education. I’ve always believed we should strive to develop the whole student. I am honored to share the love of dance while implementing dance books in the curriculum.

I have had a love of books since I was a little girl. My mother always bought me books to enhance my imagination. My reading fluency continued to increase through high school. As I became more effective at comprehending passages, I became more focused.

My third- grade teacher Ms. Curry, encouraged me to read. She told me I was a strong reader with lots of expressions and that I would be a great reading teacher one day.


Never miss a chance to dance and read!!!


To learn more about Keisha Bussey go to https://keishadbussey.com/


But, in the meantime, let's leap into her interview.


What was your favorite book when you were 8 years old?

My favorite books when I was 8 years old were Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Arthur’s Nose by Marc Brown


What book didn’t you connect to as a kid and found the connection as an adult?

I’m not sure about the connection of a certain book but I do know if a book didn’t interest me I didn’t read it.


What is your favorite genre to read (Fiction/ Realistic Fiction/ Nonfiction)?

Fiction


Who are your favorite Children’s Authors?

Connie Schofield – Morrison and Grace Byers

Which children’s book would you like to read that you have not read yet?

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry & Vashti Harrison and Bunheads by Misty Copeland


What age did you write your first creative writing piece? What was it?

I was 18 years old graduated from High School when I first did my creative writing piece. It was about a character who had Big Dreams! I didn’t realize it at the time, I wanted to be an author. I just wrote to express my feelings and thoughts. I have always been a dreamer.

What is your favorite genre to write (Poetry/Short Stories/Plays, etc.)?

Children’s literature

What was the most challenging creative writing piece that you thought you couldn’t write?

Whew Chile… I was challenged with Chance to Dance book but I did it!

Do you keep a writing journal?

Absolutely, I keep a journal. It helps with my thoughts as I continue to write new ideas.