Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

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Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

by Patricia Hruby Powell

Illustrations by Christian Robinson

First Release:

January 2014

ISBN: 9781452103143

Born in the early twentieth century, a time of segregation and racial tension, Josephine Baker overcame prejudice again and again to become a world-famous entertainer. Author’s and illustrator’s notes. Further reading. Quotation sources. Full-color acrylic illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781452103143
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Chronicle
    Page Count: 104
    Trim Size: 8" x 10"
    Dewey Classification: 792.802/80
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.6, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.2, Points: 4
    Lexile: Level: 790L
    Awards & Honors: Boston Globe-Horn Book Award 2014 Nonfction Honor; SLJ Best Books 2014, Nonfiction; Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2014, Nonfiction; Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014; New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Nonfiction; 2015 Coretta Scott King Award, Illustrator, Honor; Robert F. Sibert Medal, Honor Book; ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, All Ages; 2015 CLA Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts; BuzzFeed 2014 Best Books, Picture Book; Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2014, Nonfiction; Parents’ Choice 2014 Poetry, Gold; 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book
    Genre: Nonfic
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