Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Josephine Baker

We are closing out Women's History Month with a profile of World Renowned singer, dancer and The G.O.A.T of performers; who also happened to be a WWII spy for Allied Forces, a Civil Rights Activist, and an advocate for adoption. Join us as we celebrate the life and career of the amazing and talented, Josephine Baker!

#READ: The Many Faces Of Josephine Baker by Peggy Caravantes

The Many Faces of Josephine BakerA 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.



#LISTEN: J'ai Deux Amours

J'ai Deux Amours



#EXPLORE: Kanopy-Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man's World

Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man's World

A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song "J'ai Deux Amours" became a classic, and her hymn.

The film focuses on her life and work from a perspective that analyses images of Black people in popular culture. It portrays the artist in the mirror of European colonial cliches and presents her as a resistance fighter, an ambulance driver during WWII, and an outspoken activist against racial discrimination involved in the worldwide Black Consciousness movement of the 20th century.




Game On
Whether you are playing to win, or just challenging yourself, you’re going to love Game On. Play games inspired by books to compete with your friends or work together to beat a challenge. (For ages 12 – 17)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 5:00 pm

Lit Chat with Frederick Joseph
Frederick Joseph joins us to discuss his book The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. This book serves as a conversation starter, tool kit, and an invaluable window into the life of a former "token Black kid" who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. Frederick Joseph chats with Jacksonville teen, Taylor Richardson who made The Black Friend available to all 21 library locations in Jacksonville.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 7:00 pm


#KEEP READING: Explore more about life in the 1920s with these fiction and non-fiction finds!


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