“Jojo, come dance!” Lola calls, inviting him to leap between the clapping and slapping bamboo poles and dance the tinikling with her. Whirling, twirling, and singing in Tagalog, Jojo tries but trips. Lola dances between the two poles easily, the same way she dances between their American and Filipino cultures–Jojo knows that dance! And finally, spinning and hopping to the rhythm of his life, he’s dancing the tinikling! Part of the Own Voices, Own Stories Collection.