Jazz Age Josephine
Winter, Jonah 
   

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Junior Fiction
BIC Subjects: Drama & performing (Children's / Teenage)
      People & places (Children's / Teenage)
      Educational: History
      Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)
Audience: Children/juvenile
Publisher: Not Known
Imprint: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1/02/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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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."