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Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

Pint-sized dynamo “Baby Florence” Mills was singing and dancing just about as soon as she could talk and walk. Baby Flo went on to become an international superstar during the Harlem Renaissance -- but first she had to overcome a case of stage fright and discover that winning wasn’t everything.

Here is the spirited story of that spunky young girl learning to chase her dreams with confidence. A sensation in her time, Baby Flo is back, dancing and singing her way into hearts and history.

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"This brief memoir traces Baby Florence's steps as she grows in size and confidence from the beaming smiles of her cakewalk to church or her bubbling energy in a simple shuffle-ball-change step. Maturing at the height of the Jazz Age, Mills was beloved by top entertainers of her age: Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Paul Robeson, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, and Charlie Chaplin." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 8
Author Alan Schroeder
Illustrator Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu
ISBN 1600604102
Publication Date Mar 1, 2012
Publisher Lee & Low Books
Language English