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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Chronicle Books at local Fairmount shop Ali's Wagon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

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With an exuberant free-verse biographical poem and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker. Josephine grew up in the shantytowns of St. Louis, often considered the home of ragtime music. At only 13, she left home to travel with a dance troupe, honing her silly on-stage persona and earning pennies. Through a series of unlikely, but fortunate, events she worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself. 

The Details:

  • Written by Patricia Hruby Powell
  • Illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Hardcover book, 104 Pages
  • For kindergarten / first grade and up
  • Reading level 7-10 years
  • Winner of many awards:
    • Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor
    • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor
    • Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor
    • Parent's Choice Award
    • Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Children's Books of the Year List
    • Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Honor 2014