Vibrant, rhythmic prose and inspired illustrations make Patricia Hruby Powell's new picture book, Josephine a fun and fitting tribute to one of America's greatest performers, Josephine Baker.

Powell's story spans Baker's full history: from her early childhood on the streets of St. Louis to her rise to fame, her civil rights activism and even her WWII espionage for France.

Watch the animated trailer from Chronicle books and get jazzed (pun definitely intended) to pick up a copy for a little one, or just for yourself.

And if you're as captivated by Christian Robinson's illustrations as I am, head on over to our reviewer, Julie Danielson's blog for Robinson's guest post featuring tons of extra artwork, storyboards and more!

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