The biography of Joséphine Baker by Martin Pénet , illustrated by Chloé Cruchaudet and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
Going beyond the celebrity of a magazine leader, Joséphine Baker has reached the status of myth.
An icon of exoticism and a symbol of sexual emancipation , its fame has gradually shifted to other registers. She was a patriot , rallied to Free France during the Second World War, and above all a fierce anti-racist activist , to the point of adopting twelve children from the most diverse origins: her village in the world absorbed all her forces to the point of ruin. Having become the most French of Americans , Joséphine Baker displayed an energy which, after a fifty-year career, led her to almost die on stage.