Item description for Josephine's Dream by Joan Betty Stuchner & Chantelle Walther...
Overview Blending history and fiction, this inspirational story of Josephine Baker's childhood, capturing her dreams and performances, details her struggle to see her name in lights in America in the 1920s and her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.
The fictional story of Josephine Baker's childhood, this picture book showcases the dreams and the performances of this figure of the American civil rights movement. Born poor in money but rich in talent, Josephine Baker sang, danced, crossed her eyes, knocked her knees, and made crazy, funny faces—eventually stealing the show. She discovered it was hard for a black performer to see her name in lights in America in the 1920s, so she packed her bags and went to France, where she later joined the French underground during World War II. After her return to America, she joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking at the March on Washington—the only woman to do so. With lively illustrations, this book blends history and fiction, capturing this important figure's ambitions and dreams.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Silverleaf Press
ISBN 1934393045 ISBN13 9781934393048
Availability 0 units.
More About Joan Betty Stuchner & Chantelle Walther
JOAN BETTY STUCHNER performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She taught part-time at a Jewish school and worked in the library at the University of British Columbia. CYNTHIA NUGENT is an award-winning children's book author-illustrator. To research Honey Cake, she traveled to Copenhagen. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. has performed as a storyteller live and on television, and acted in community theater. She teaches part-time at a Jewish school and works in the library at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.