Josephine Baker - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This charmingly illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with the extraordinary life of Josephine Baker - world famous entertainer, activist and French Resistance agent!
Little Josephine grew up in St Louis, Missouri during segregation. But Josephine loved to dance and perform and dreamed of being on stage. When she could, Josephine defied expectations and left for the stages in Paris, where audiences fell in love with her.
She fought against segregation her whole life and spread the message that people of all racial backgrounds can live together.
Told in a simple yet engaging fashion, accompanied by stylish quirky illustrations, this book is perfectly pitched for young readers discovering who their heroines are.
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
Also in this series - Emmeline Pankhurst, Amelia Earhart, Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Agathe Sorlet.