Snapshots: Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 104 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Chronicle Books
Source: Library

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. (source)

Why You Should Read This Book

  1. Because Josephine Baker was awesome and deserves to be remembered.
  2. Diversity in classrooms is important and this book provides it.
  3. Josephine’s story is an amazing example of what hard work and the courage to dream will get you. Her story inspires and we all need stories about women who inspire and continue inspiring.
  4. The art and…

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