Little People, Big Dreams: Josephine Baker

Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books

Review

The Little People, Big Dreams series continues to educate and inspire with its beautifully illustrated guides to outstanding women from history. From Frida Kahlo to Rosa Parks, the list includes a wide range of icons, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. 

This book looks at the life of Josephine Baker. It tells the story of a woman who was born for the stage, with a dazzling smile and 'elastic fantastic' legs! The rich, warm and retro colours also give a sense of this bubbly and exuberant personality, who was always going to find the limelight. 

However, as with the other books in the series, Josephine Baker shows you another side to this public figure, away from the jazz and razzmatazz. Did you know that Josephine Baker grew up in a racially segregated city, and ran away to Paris? Did you know she adopted children from all over the world? Did you know she was a spy in World War Two?

By the end, you're left with a much better sense of this celebrity's true worth. It's sure to grab a child's imagination and let their daydreams soar...

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