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Jazz Age Josephine

By Jonah Winter, 1962-

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.

Format

Book

Availability

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  • C BIOGRAPHY Baker, Josephine, Children's Biography
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  • C BIOGRAPHY Baker, Josephine, Children's Biography
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  • CB Baker, Children's Biography

ISBN

1416961232


Format: Book
Author: Winter, Jonah, 1962-
Summary: A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers
Title: Jazz age Josephine / by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
Publisher Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Subject: Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 -- Juvenile literature. Dancers -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. African American entertainers -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 1416961232 9781416961239
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: CB Baker
Oclc: 9712217
Upc:
Bib Id: 382974

Format: Book
Author: Winter, Jonah, 1962-
Summary: A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers
Title: Jazz age Josephine / by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Dancers -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American entertainers -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Priceman, Marjorie ill.
LCCN: bl2011036654
ISBN: 1416961232
ISBN: 9781416961239
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: CB Baker