Jazz Age Josephine
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
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A picture book biography that will inspire readers to dance to their own beats!
Singer, dancer, actress, and independent dame, Josephine Baker felt life was a performance. She lived by her own rules and helped to shake up the status quo with wild costumes and a you-can’t-tell-me-no attitude that made her famous. She even had a pet leopard in Paris!
From bestselling children’s biographer Jonah Winter and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marjorie Priceman comes a story of a woman the stage could barely contain. Rising from a poor, segregated upbringing, Josephine Baker was able to break through racial barriers with her own sense of flair and astonishing dance abilities. She was a pillar of steel with a heart of gold—all wrapped up in feathers, sequins, and an infectious rhythm.
Marjorie Priceman, illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in "Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! "by Lloyd Moss and "Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the Frist Hot-Air Balloon Ride", which she also wrote. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.