Josephine The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker - One Strange Bird

Josephine The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

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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.


Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor

Parent's Choice Gold Medal for Poetry 2014

Wall Street Journal’s 10 Best Children's Books of the Year List

Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Honor 2014