B1639. William F. Rogers, Jr. Dorothy Maynor and the Harlem School of the Arts - The Diva and the Dream. Lewiston, NY, Mellen Press, 1993. 286pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Photos. 0-7734-9377-8
"Rogers' biography reveals, in lively style, a life filled with purpose and fortitude through childhood, training, and two major careers. The path is carefully laid out, illuminated by the insights not only of living persons who have shared her experiences but also those who played key roles, as teachers, mentors, and patrons, in shaping both the personal and musical aspects of her developmen.... Rogers' book is clearly a labor of love, lyrical but painstakingly researched and made absorbingly narrated by the inclusion of anecdotes and vignettes at every step.... supported by a chronology, discography, and other documentary appendices, all of which lead us, ultimately, to comprehend his view of Dorothy Maynor as 'Artist, Academician, Altruist'.
- Georgia A. Ryder
"William Rogers, Jr., has produced a biographical treatise that is long overdue. He has painstakingly researched every aspect of Maynor's life through extensive interviews, printed materials, audio recordings, and personal observations....The book will appeal to the interest range of every reader."
- Ida Daniel Dark
"...a lesson in what music should be - pure joy."
- Serge Koussevitzky