Josephine Baker's Last Dance
On Sale: December 4, 2018
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From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving
and insightful novel based on the life of legendary
performer and activist Josephine Baker, perfect for fans of
The Paris Wife and Hidden Figures.
Discover the fascinating and singular life story of
Josephine Bakerâ€”actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights
activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a
woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more
equitable worldâ€”in Josephine Bakerâ€™s Last Dance.
In this illuminating biographical novel, Sherry Jones brings
to life Josephine's early years in servitude and poverty in
America, her rise to fame as a showgirl in her famous banana
skirt, her activism against discrimination, and her many
loves and losses. From 1920s Paris to 1960s Washington, to
her final, triumphant performance, one of the most
extraordinary lives of the twentieth century comes to
stunning life on the page.
With intimate prose and comprehensive research, Sherry Jones
brings this remarkable and compelling public figure into
focus for the first time in a joyous celebration of a life
lived in technicolor, a powerful woman who continues to
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