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Josephine Baker ■ ■ W R I T T E N BY J O S É - LU I S B O C Q U E T   ■  I L LU S T R AT E D BY C AT E L M U L L E R  ■  A SELFMADEHERO BOOK

The glorious life and tumultuous times of Josephine Baker S E LLING POINTS ■■ An incredible true story: Baker was at once a pioneering dancer, the African American darling of the Roaring Twenties, a key figure in the French Resistance, and an early champion of multiculturalism ■■ Written and illustrated by the creative team behind the acclaimed biography of Kiki de Montparnasse, Man Ray’s muse ■■ Contains 80 pages of informative supplementary material, providing further insight into the life and times of Baker and her contemporaries

S PECIFICATIONS Black-and-white illustrations throughout 496 pages, 6½ × 9½" Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: NORTH AMERICA

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PUB MONTH: APRIL aris, 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 Théâtre des Champs-Élysées are scandalized by the African American’s performance in La Revue Nègre, but the

GRAPHIC NOVEL •  BIOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-910593-29-5 ISBN 978-1-910593-29-5 US $22.95  CAN $27.95 52295 9 781910 593295

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

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of her globe-trotting lifestyle to pass on messages and gather information. A decade later, installed in a palatial 15th century château, she adopts 12 children from different ethnic backgrounds. Josephine Baker paints a glorious portrait of a spirited, principled, and thoroughly modern woman. Catel Muller is an award-winning comics artist. José‑Luis Bocquet is a novelist and comics writer. They live in Paris.

Kiki de Montparnasse by Jose‑Luis Bocquet and Catel Muller ISBN 978-1-906838-25-6 ISBN 978-1-906838-25-6 US $24.95  CAN $27.95 52495 9 781906 838256

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Abrams Spring 2017 Catalog  

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books....