Nomination: Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker

ImagePowell, Patricia Hruby. Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker. Illus. by Christian Robinson. 2014. Unpaged. Chronicle Books, $17.99 (9781452103143). Gr.3-6.


Despite being born into poverty, Josephine Baker pursued her love of dance and became one of the first African American female performers to achieve international critical acclaim. Her dazzling life included busking in front of theaters, stowing away to stay with her troupe, and conquering stages and audiences around the world. 

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