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Fales-Hill, Susan.

Summary: The daughter of a Broadway actress who performed with Lena Horne and Alvin Ailey recounts the inspiration she received from her mother and the challenges she endured as a half-white, half-African American television writer in Hollywood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 FAL

Bagieu, Pénélope

Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018

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Upson, Nicola

Summary: Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church's organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought bustling life to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crooked Lane Books 2017

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UPS

Caravantes, Peggy

Summary: "A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Author Peggy Caravantes follows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 BAK

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 Baker 2014

Upson, Nicola.

Summary: Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her celebrated play Richard of Bordeaux. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride. Tey quickly finds herself plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any of those in her own works - and Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M UPS

McGrath, Melanie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.897 MCG

Gulland, Sandra.

Summary: Describes the rise and fall of Napoleon's great empire, his personal life, and his exile to Elba through the eyes of Josephine Bonaparte.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner Paperback Fiction 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUL

Webb, Heather

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WEB

Summary: A tribute to the life of the iconic jazz entertainer depicts her disadvantaged youth in a segregated America, her unique performance talents and the irrepressible sense of style that helped her overcome racial barriers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAK

Guterl, Matthew Pratt.

Contents: Too busy to die -- No more bananas -- Citizen of the world -- Southern muse -- An ambitious assemblage -- French Disney -- Mother of a wounded world -- Unraveling plots -- Rainbow's end -- Epilogue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAKER, JOSEPHINE GUT

Mowat, Farley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.9163 MOW

Bruce, Evangeline.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BRU

Erickson, Carolly

Summary: A biography of Napoleon's much envied and ultimately tragic wife traces her origins on the island of Martinique to her crowning as Empress in 1804 and subsequent fall from grace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOS

Gulland, Sandra.

Summary: Continues the story of Josephine's marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte, as she witnesses the political intrigues, betrayals, triumphs, and ruin of those around her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GUL

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BAKER POW

Stuart, Andrea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOSEPHINE, EMPRESS Stuart

Graham, Lawrence.

Summary: Follows the lives and fortunes of the Bruce family, from Blanche Kelso Bruce, who was born a slave in 1841 and became the first black person to serve a full term in the Senate, to the scandal that sent his grandson to prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 GRA

Mackrell, Judith.

Summary: The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.72 MAC

Morhard, Ruth Hanford

Summary: "As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard's daughter-in-law recounts the extraordinary life and accomplishments of the woman who established the first boys' baseball league in America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 796.357 MOR

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: Patricia Hruby Powell creates an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 BAK

Upson, Nicola.

Summary: Josephine Tey, working on a novel based on the murders of newborn innocents by Amelia Sach and Annie Walters, helps inspector Archie Penrose search for a sadistic killer, while repercussions of crimes from the past destroy those left behind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC UPS

Williams, Kate

Summary: From CNN's official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon's heart -- and with it, an empire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BONAPARTE, JOSEPHINE WIL

Price, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 PRI