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Author Bocquet, José-Louis, author.

Title Josephine Baker / art by Catel Muller ; written by José-Louis Bocquet ; historical consultant, Jean-Claude Bouillon-Baker.

Edition English edition.
Publication Info. London : SelfMadeHero, 2017.
©2016
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  792.8092 BAK    AVAILABLE
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Description 568 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Originally published in French by Casterman in 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 566-568) and filmography (page 568).
Summary Josephine Baker (1906--1975) was nineteen years old when she found herself in Paris for the first time in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. In the liberating atmosphere of the 1930s, Baker rose to fame as the first black star on the world stage, from London to Vienna, Alexandria to Buenos Aires. After World War II, and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. She led by example, and over the course of the 1950s adopted twelve orphans of different ethnic backgrounds: a veritable Rainbow Tribe. A victim of racism throughout her life, Josephine Baker would sing of love and liberty until the day she died.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Dancers -- France -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American entertainers -- France -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre Graphic novels.
Added Author Catel, artist.
Bouillon-Baker, Jean-Claude, consultant.
Gauvin, Edward, translator.
Gilliom, Mercedes Claire, translator.
Added Title Joséphine Baker. English.
ISBN 191059329X
9781910593295
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