June 3 Birthday – Josephine Baker, JAZZ AGE JOSEPHINE

Josephine Baker, dancer, singer
June 3, 1906-Apr. 12, 1975

Jazz Age Josephine: Dancer, Singer–Who’s that, who? Why, that’s MISS Josephine Baker to you! by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012).

A famous singer, actor, dancer who danced to her own beat. Rising up from the poor and breaking through racial barriers, Josephine Baker shined every time she stepped onto the stage.