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.