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Josephine (Hardback)
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Josephine (Hardback)

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Hardback 104 Pages / Published: 01/02/2014
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An emotionally powerful biography told in verse of a dancer, singer, comedienne, and enduring figure - Josephine Baker - from her birth in the slums, her fantastic success, and her fight against racial prejudice.

Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452103143
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 262 x 207 x 19 mm

"An extraordinary dancer and woman is here celebrated with style and empathy."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Baker's entire life spreads out in this tapestry of words."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Josephine dances through these pages with such exuberance, she brings light to each dark corner. A beautiful book."-- Helen Frost, author of the Printz Honor-winning Keesha's House
"This liberally illustrated biography of Josephine Baker captures a remarkable, courageous woman whose life and art were inseparable."--Shelf Awareness
"Factual and yet poetic. defies convention as boldly as its subject did."- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"I opened this picture book and was completely amazed."--ReaderTotz
"Honors the colorful exuberance of both the Jazz era and Baker's life."--Booklist
"A picture book that simply will not quit."-Wall Street Journal
"Scrupulously researched, high-spirited celebration of the color-line-crossing dancer."--Los Angeles Times
"Author Patricia Hruby Powell casts Josephine Baker's story as a triumph of a strong, determined African-American woman over prejudice and parochialism. And it makes for a gripping tale."--The Denver Post
"Wowed me. "--Roundtable Reviews
"Truly amazing."--Richie Partington, Richie's Picks
"Powell and Robinson create a biography of a woman whose life and art are inseparable."--Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review
"Entertaining and informative... sure to capture the imagination."--KidsReads
"Captivating. a fun, enriching, and holistic reading experience."--School Library Journal, starred review
"As complex, vibrant, and endearing as Josephine Baker herself."--Cool Mom Picks
"An extraordinary tribute to an American legend."--Bookpage
"What an excellent book this is."--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"A spectacular collaboration, a spotlight on an unforgettable lady."--Design of the Picture Book
'This is a unique picture book biography, presenting Baker's life in poetic text that hums with rhythm."--Great Books for Kids
"Some books strike you as more than a book. The words and artwork refuse to stay on the page. They lift up and dance on your tongue, fill your ears with music, and send motion pictures before your eyes - swooping you away to another time and place like magic. So it is with JOSEPHINE ."--Elizebeth Dulemba
"If your child's gotta sing and gotta dance, then she's gotta read this book, too."--Houston Style Magazine
"A triumph of a strong, determined African-American woman over prejudice and parochialism. And it makes for a gripping tale."--The Denver Post
"An engaging read aloud with many possibilities for discussion, follow up research and writing.but it doesn't have to be an educational lesson's just a fun read."--Cindy Dobrez, Bookends, a Booklist Blog
"C'est magnifique!" -- The Horn Book, starred review
"One of the most superb books you'll see all year. Excellent writing and dynamic illustrations that fit together like puzzle pieces."--Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"Your kids will be dancing around in banana skirts after reading this one."--NPR Best Books of The Year
"Lovely."--Library Media Connection
The Wall Street Journal Best Books of the Year
"It's also, thus far, one of my very favorite picture books of all of 2014." --BookPage

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