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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

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97 pages
26 minutes
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Jan 14, 2014
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Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor

In exuberant verse 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, the woman who 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.
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Patricia Hruby Powell's previous book, Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, won a Sibert Honor for Nonfiction, a Coretta Scott King Honor, and five starred reviews. She lives in Illinois.

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Josephine - Patricia Hruby Powell

WAS.

THE BEGINNING

1906–1917

Josephine—

born poor,

out of wedlock

in honky-tonk town—

rambunctious

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri—

home of barrelhouses,

nickel shots of whisky,

and gambling halls—

home of

RAGTIME MUSIC—

raggedy black music—

gotta-make-the-rent music—

lift-my-soul music—

GOLDEN-AGE music.

Josephine’s mama scrubbed floors,

but would’ve rather been

DANCING—

where you were free of

how-to-pay-the-rent,

where you could be right there

in your body

nowhere else, where you could

let your body LAUGH.

Or CRY.

She dreamt of dancing

alongside acrobats, magicians, animals,

honky-tonk bands, you name it.

Called it VAUDEVILLE,

the most popular entertainment of the day.

Josephine sat on Mama’s knee and sponged up that funky

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  • (3/5)
    Josephine's life is presented for children in stage acts and in a lively prose. She was definitely a strong-willed person who didn't let naysayers get her down. I was unaware of her "rainbow tribe" of children...very interesting. Children will need some background on civil rights and racial attitudes of the past to fully appreciate Josephine's determination to keep her eye on the prize.
  • (4/5)
    Wonderfully told, vibrantly illustrated story of Baker's life.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! I'd never heard of Josephine Baker before and I missed out! This book made me want to go learn more about her incredible life. Fantastic illustrations and the text evoked a feeling of restlessness and dancing that matched Josephine's life perfectly. An easy, entertaining read. Recommended for all ages!