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andlt;bandgt;A picture book biography that will inspire readers to dance to their own beats!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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-canand#8217;t-tell-me-no attitude that made her famous. She even had a pet leopard in Paris!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From bestselling childrenand#8217;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 goldand#8212;all wrapped up in feathers, sequins, and an infectious rhythm.

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Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including andlt;iandgt;Barackandlt;/iandgt;, which was a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller. His other books include andlt;iandgt;Here Comes the Garbage Bargeandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Sonia Sotomayorandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Roberto Clementeandlt;/iandgt;, and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.andlt;bandgt;Marjorie Pricemanandlt;/bandgt; has won Caldecott Honors for her illustrations in ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss and HOT AIR: THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE, which she also wrote.andnbsp; She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;

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Winter, Jonah
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Priceman, Marjorie
Children s Young Adult-Biography
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Grade Level:
from P up to 3
f-c jkt (sp fx: spot UV)+int.; reflectiv
11 x 9.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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