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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker


Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor
Parent's Choice Award
Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Children's Books of the Year List

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.

By Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson. Published by Chronicle Books, 2014. 104 pages, hardcover.