A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world famous entertainerWith determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age The Many Faces of Josephine Baker Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults Author Peggy Caravantes follows Bakers life from her childhood in the depths of poverty to her comedic rise in vaudeville and fame in Europe This lively biography covers her outspoken participation in the US Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resistance during World War II, and adoption ofchildrenher rainbow tribe Also included are informative sidebars on relevant topics such as theEast St Louis riot, Pullman railway porters, the Charleston, andThe lush photographs, appendix updating readers on the lives of the rainbow tribe, source notes, and bibliography make this is a must have resource for any student, Baker fan, or history buff


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