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Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker | Jose-Luis Bocquet
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Paris, 1925. Over the course of a single evening, the Mississippi-born dancer Josephine Baker (1906 1975) becomes the darling of the Roaring Twenties. Some audience members in the Theatre des Champs-Elysees are scandalized by the African American s performance in La Revue Negre, but the city s discerning cultural figures among them Picasso and Cocteau are enchanted by her exotic, bold, and uninhibited style. When her adopted country grants her citizenship in 1939, Baker sees her fame as a means of helping the French Resistance. She takes advantage of her globe-trotting lifestyle to pass on messages and gather information. A decade later, installed in a palatial 15th century chateau, she adopts 12 children from different ethnic backgrounds. Josephine Baker paints a glorious portrait of a spirited, principled, and thoroughly modern woman."
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charl08
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Found a new list on Librarything - graphic biographies of women. These are some of the ones I've read (and recommend! )

https://www.librarything.com/list/18872/all/Graphic-Biographies-of-Women

Which ones have you read? Which do you want to read?

charl08 Highly radical - history worth knowing 1mo
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batsy I loved Red Rosa so much! I have the Red Virgin on my wishlist, sounds amazing. 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, these sound good!! 1mo
JamieArc I really loved Brazen, and look forward to California Dreamin. 1mo
mrp27 Great list! 1mo
charl08 @batsy that's one I don't own (but wish I did!) 1mo
charl08 @JanuarieTimewalker13 well worth a read! 1mo
charl08 @JamieArc I think Brazen is hard to beat, but I liked her take on Mama Cass' life. 1mo
charl08 @mrp27 certainly lots for me to follow up on 👍 1mo
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jmofo
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This is a delightful and fast-paced collection of moments in the incomparable Josephine Baker‘s life. Lots of cameos, so much so, there‘s about a hundred pages of short bios at the back of the book, along with a timeline.
It‘s a chunkster of a comic and I‘ve been looking forward to reading it since I bought it two years ago.
#24B4Monday check in 8:17
Image from The Washington Post website

Trashcanman 👀 11mo
Andrew65 Fantastic time, well done. 🙌👏👍 11mo
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LitSidekick
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Also this book. Learning more about the amazing Josephine Baker has been on my To Do list for ages.

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lauralovesbooks1
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Pickpick

Interesting graphic biography about a fascinating woman who embraced life on her own terms. The illustrator captured her exuberance and passion perfectly. I would have liked more detail on her life from WWII on -- it was there, but there was more detail on her performances pre WWII. I found her work with the French Resistance and civil rights so compelling and wanted more.

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keggergoldy
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Home sweet home with the weighted blanket and a giant graphic novel.

kgriffith The poor bookseller I told what I was browsing for after they asked if I wanted help finding anything... this was one of the two books they came up with, both of which you own 😋 2y
keggergoldy @GlitterFemme what was the other one I own? 🤓 2y
kgriffith @keggergoldy Now that I‘m thinking about it, it was one that *I* own, so it was just that you have access to it 🤓😘 2y
TommieMarie74 I really want a weighted blanket! I have quite a bit of anxiety and off and on insomnia (right now it‘s “on and on” insomnia 😑). I‘ve been told that weighted blankets can help with both. 2y
keggergoldy @TommieMarie74 they really help with a host of things. Yesterday, it was about clearing my head post travel-related sensory overload. 2y
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charl08
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Fascinating biography of the dancer/secret agent's campaigner's life.

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abbylibrarian
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Spotted this graphic novel biography on display at my library as I was walking in this morning and said “Don‘t mind if I do!” #librarylife

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Sace
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the art, but it felt like it jumped around a lot. It was more like little 3-4 page vignettes. There's a time line and biographical information about the people in Josephine's life at the end. I should have read that first.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 6! This thick graphic novel looks amazing! Baker was 19 in 1925 when she entered Paris. The young American dancer captivated the world, from Picasso to kings, becoming the world's first black celebrity. She was in WWII's French Resistance. In the '50s, she adopted 12 orphans, the Rainbow Tribe. In the '60s she spoke at the March on Washington. She would fight racism and evil her whole life. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

JamieArc This looks like a gem! 2y
Leftcoastzen Looks amazing! 2y
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RowReads1
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It's a good morning. ☕️

Lcsmcat Yum! 2y
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RowReads1
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I'm excited about this one.

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MisterWhitaker
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Can't wait to dig into this, but when I ordered it, I want aware of how long it was! My wife added the crown pin (she sells them at love peridot.com) cuz Josephine was a queen! #comics #graphicnovels #comicsarerealbooks

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MaureenMc
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Pickpick

What a fascinating life Ms. Baker lived. I've discovered that I quite enjoy learning about history through comics!

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MaureenMc
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Friday afternoon reading!

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gibblr
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Always time to stop by a bookstore! ❤️❤️

Megabooks You Can't Touch My Hair!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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ReadingsByTheC
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Thank you @BookishMarginalia for putting this on my radar! Josephine is everything! 😍

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BookishMarginalia
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Quite the disclaimer.

ScrappyMags Exactly! Books are meant to cause reactions which cause (gasp) discussions! 😲 3y
GabrielleDubois Contrary to what we could think, I'm sure more things could be said in the past century. 3y
KathyWheeler So now we need warnings on our books? 3y
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Lcsmcat 😲 3y
AliBG I think that it can be exhausting to be a POC in the West at any time period! My hunch is that label is meant to alleviate some of that exhaustion: if you're tired and triggered, this isn't the book for you right now. 3y
MatchlessMarie @AliBG Agree! Trigger warnings are helpful. 💛 3y
TamaraH71 @AliBG I'm exhausted everyday: racism, the news, the news.... 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Coffee break after picking up some goodies --including this graphic novel biography of #JosephineBaker -- at the comic book store. Still no power @TheBookmarkPR 🤷🏻‍♀️

RealBooks4ever What a cool book! I'm going to have to check that one out! 😍 3y
Nat_Reads Added to my stack! 3y
LiteraryinLititz Sorry they are powerless! Now I have the song from In The Heights in my head... 3y
monkeygirlsmama That's a big book! 3y
writerlibrarian This is the new trend bio graphic novel. I got this one and at least a dozen more since last fall for the library. If you like this one i recommend the Mama Cass one which is excellent. There is a James Brown too that is quite good. (edited) 3y
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Stefani
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A graphic novel on the life of Josephine Baker in French? Ouiiii

Notafraidofwords The cover is fantastic ☝️️ 3y
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