This engaging biographical novel brings the larger-than-life character of Josephine Baker to the forefront of the reader’s imagination. Although the singer/dancer/activist wrote memoirs of her own, restrictions of the era and a Hollywood agenda prevented them from being honest. This book reveals what the others did not, including her early years of poverty and abuse in St Louis, Missouri and her years as a French Resistance spy during World War II. Baker helped paved the path for the women’s and social justice movements of today, and this book beautifully illustrates that journey.
— Rebecca, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA
If you like compelling stories from history like The Paris Wife and Hidden Figures, try this from Eagle Harbor Book Company or another independent bookstore.