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Jazz age Josephine dancer, singer, who's that, who? why, that's miss Josephine Baker, to you!

Winter, Jonah  more...
   

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Junior Fiction
BIC Subjects: FictionRacism, sexism & prejudice
Audience: Children/juvenile
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Imprint: Atheneum Books
Publication Date: 1/02/2012
Place of Publication: United States





 

RRP: $19.95
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 Synopsis  Information
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.


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