Josephine

Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor 
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor 
Parent’s Choice Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
Wall Street Journal’s 10 Best Children’s Books of the Year List
Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Honor 2014

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

Size: 8 x 10 in;
Pages: 104 pp;
Age Range: 10 - 13 years 
Format: Hardcover 
Publication: January 2014
ISBN: 9781452103143
ISBN10: 1452103143
Patricia Hruby Powell danced throughout the Americas and Europe with her dance company, One Plus One, before becoming a writer of children’s books. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Christian Robinson, formerly at Pixar Studios and Sesame Street Workshop, lives in San Francisco. This is his first book.