Knockin' on Wood

Knockin' on Wood

Starring Peg Leg Bates

By Lynne Barasch

Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781584301707, 28pp.

Publication Date: May 2004

This inspiring biography tells the story of Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998), an African American who overcame the hardship of losing a leg at the age of 12 in a factory accident and went on to become a world-renowned tap dancer. Full color.

About the Author
LYNNE BARASCH is the author and illustrator of several award-winning books for children. She was inspired to write First Come the Zebra by the beauty of the land and people of Kenya, which she visited in 2007. Barasch and her husband live in New York City. They have three

grown daughters.