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Josephine Baker's Last Dance By Sherry Jones Josephine Baker s Last Dance 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 Hid
  • Title: Josephine Baker's Last Dance
  • Author: Sherry Jones
  • ISBN: 1501102443
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • Josephine Baker's Last Dance By Sherry Jones 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 Baker actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicat 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 Baker actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a equitable world in Josephine Baker 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 inspire today Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 372 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Gallery Boo
    Josephine Baker's Last Dance By Sherry Jones

    Josephine Baker s Last Dance Josephine Baker s Last Dance by Sherry Jones is a biographical novel about Josephine Baker, an actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a equitable world. Josephine Baker s Last Dance by Sherry Jones Josephine Baker s Last Dance by Sherry Jones is a Gallery Books publication I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents And much But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad. Josephine Baker s Last Dance Book by Sherry Jones Josephine Baker s Last Dance is a bold and beautiful book about a bold and beautiful life This book left its mark on me Susan Crandall, author of The Myth of Perpetual Summer The mesmerizing chanteuse who shattered race barriers and hearts across the world is brought to vivid, unstoppable life in Josephine Baker s Last Dance. Josephine Baker s Last Dance Sherry Jones Josephine Baker s Last Dance is a bold and beautiful book about a bold and beautiful life This book left its mark on me Susan Crandall, author of The Myth of Perpetual Summer The mesmerizing chanteuse who shattered race barriers and hearts across the world is brought to vivid, unstoppable life in Josephine Baker s Last Dance. Josphine Baker music, videos, stats, and photos Last rows April aged Josphine Baker rd June th April , born Freda Josephine Baker Is Dead in Paris at The New York Times Apr , PARIS, April Josephine Baker, the American dancer and singer who became one of France s great music hall stars, died eary today in the Salpetriere Hospital She was years old Josephine Baker music, videos, stats, and photos Last rowsDied April aged Josephine Baker June , April , , born Freda Josephine Baker The Jewel of Medina

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      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Sherry Jones is an American journalist and internationally best selling author of the controversial The Jewel of Medina and other historical fiction novels about women s power She is also a speaker on issues including women s rights, free speech, and Islamophobia.Her forthcoming novel, JOSEPHINE BAKER S LAST Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Sherry Jones is an American journalist and internationally best selling author of the controversial The Jewel of Medina and other historical fiction novels about women s power She is also a speaker on issues including women s rights, free speech, and Islamophobia.Her forthcoming novel, JOSEPHINE BAKER S LAST DANCE, features as its protagonist the 20th century African American entertainer Josephine Baker, who was born in the slums of St Louis, made her fame on the Paris stage at 19, worked as a spy during WWII, and became an important civil rights activist in the United States A comedian, nude dancer, chanteuse, opera diva, and film star, she was the highest paid black performer in the world.Jones s 2014 novel, THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE, tells of the forbidden, erotically charged love affair between two of the Middle Ages greatest intellectuals Peter Abelard, headmaster of the Notre Dame Cloister School and a poet whose good looks and love songs make women swoon and Heloise d Argenteuil, a beautiful woman scholar being groomed by her uncle to become an abbess.Jones s other books are White Heart, an e novella about Blanche de Castille, the legendary White Queen of France, who braved sieges, scandal and heartache to protect the Crown from usurpers for her young son, King Louis IX Saint Louis The novella is a prequel to Four Sisters, All Queens, about four sisters in 13th century Provence Margeurite, El onore, Sanchia, and Beatrice of Provence, who became queens of France, England, Germany, and Italy.Jones became the center of a national controversy in the summer of 2008 after Random House cancelled publication of her historical novel, The Jewel of Medina about Aisha, a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.According to the Wall Street Journal, Random House had paid Jones a 100,000 advance for the novel when University of Texas Professor Denise Spellberg say a copy of the galleys and decided to warn Muslims of the pending publication of a novel that, in Spellberg s opinion, made fun of Muslims and their history Random House immediately cancelled publication.Beaufort Books published the book in the U.S in October 2008 Publishers in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Serbia, Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Albania have followed It has been a best seller in Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain.A sequel, The Sword of Medina, continues the story of A isha s life after Muhammad s death and the rivalry with his cousin, Ali, which led to the first Islamic civil war and the Sunni Shia split It has been published in a number of countries, as well, and was also a best seller in Serbia The Sword of Medina was awarded a silver medal in the IPPYs, the Independent Publisher Association s book of the year awards.The controversy over her books has sent Jones on the lecture circuit, speaking in the U.S and Europe on topics including free speech and censorship, women s rights in Islam, and racism She has written on these topics for Index on Censorship, New Humanist, AOL News, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.Jones has also published a satirical short story, Rapture, on Kindle at

    975 thoughts on “Josephine Baker's Last Dance”

    1. 4 engaging stars to Josephine s Last Dance Oh, how I enjoyed this look into Josephine Baker s life What an icon she was and continues to be with her legacy Who was Josephine Baker What defines her the most Singer Dancer Actor Civil Rights activist She even joined the French Resistance during WWII Josephine s early life is marred by poverty and living in servitude Her mother sends her out of the home as a servant while still a child living in St Louis Josephine endures abuse 4 engaging stars to J [...]


    2. Josephine Baker was during some ten years before her premature death in 1975, a very dear friend of mine and also of our family.The loss of Josephine at the treshold of new adventures, after some years when she was or less forgotten and out , when as an extra burden her money problem caused her great distress, was deeply felt.In Stockholm, one of her regular tour stops , she had enormous successes during so many years starring with a large entourage on the most important show stages Josephine Ba [...]


    3. I must say I didn t know very much about Josephine Baker It wasn t until I read the short children s picture book biography in the Little People, Big Dreams series to my daughter that I learned she wasn t just an entertainer but a woman who fought for Civil Rights equality and joined the French Resistance to destroy Hitler during World War II.The short children s biography was so brief and yet I was fascinated When I found Josephine Baker s Last Dance on NetGalley earlier this year, I absolu I m [...]


    4. Why read a fictional biography Sometimes, there is no choice biographies may be out of date, or nonexistent When they are available, they may be too linear to capture than the facts, just the facts, ma am.There are biographies of Josephine Baker, the Black Pearl, if the reader wants to know who, what where, and when I doubt there ever will be one that captures the wild energy, the passionate spirit, and the artistry that came together in this spectacular woman the way Sherry Jones has Why read a [...]


    5. This was a riveting, well researched, fact based though slightly embellished account of the life of Josephine Baker from her childhood and beyond her rise to fame, becoming the highest paid black performer in the world Since Josephine is no longer with us to be able to share her intimate thoughts, there was a good mix of story telling and facts It held me captivated from start to finish as Josephine grew from a poverty stricken neglected child to a strong willed woman who stood along side MLK Th [...]


    6. Josephine Baker s Last Dance was an entertaining and captivating read Josephine Baker withstood so many obstacles in her life and those obstacles shaped her Racism, segregation, poverty and sexual abuse The author brought Josephine to life, showing us the real woman behind the public persona I thoroughly enjoyed this one


    7. While creating this book, I fell utterly in love with Josephine Baker, as did everyone who ever knew her Langston Hughes Bessie Smith Hemingway Colette The King of Sweden The Pasha of Marrakesh The Prince of England Louis Armstrong Grace Kelly Mick Jagger The list goes on and on, and the reasons why become clear when you read JOSEPHINE BAKER S LAST DANCE When I finished it after four years research and writing I wanted to do it all again, just to remain in Ms Baker s bedazzling c While creating [...]


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