Josephine

The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
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Product Number: Z07267
Released: Jan 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470383886
Narrator/s: Lizan Mitchell
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Description

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait 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.

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Awards:Young Listeners Up to 8-Finalist-Audies

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Narrator(s): Lizan Mitchell
Product Number C02839
Released: Jan 17, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470383862
eBook
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Product Number EB00075710
Released: Jan 14, 2014
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Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
ISBN: #9781452129716
Kit
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Class Set
Narrator(s): Lizan Mitchell
Product Number 3M0515
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470385491
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Hanging Bag
Narrator(s): Lizan Mitchell
Product Number 3E0523
Released: Jan 29, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470385507
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Homework Pack
Narrator(s): Lizan Mitchell
Product Number 3G0513
Released: Feb 05, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470385514
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Teacher's Guide
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Released: Oct 15, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470388836
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Text - Hardback
Product Number 160533
Released: Oct 15, 2013
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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: #9781452103143

Professional reviews

""She shimmied. She shook. Sparks flew.Ó Like Josephine Baker herself, Lizan Mitchell's narration dazzles with verve and vivacity. The story of Baker's uninhibited rags-to-riches life is told in poetic, often staccato, sentences that Mitchell delivers with gusto, punctuating the action in a volcanic life that "erupted into the Roaring Twenties." Though BakerÕs life was often tumultuous and was marred by the practice of segregation, this upbeat presentation is matched by MitchellÕs theatrical performance. A haven from segregation, Paris was pivotal in Baker's life, and the frequent use of French phrases poses no problem for Mitchell, who delivers them flawlessly. The concluding ArtistÕs Note will leave listeners yearning for a look at the brightly illustrated companion book. L.T. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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