Publisher: Lee & Low Books (March 2012)
Formats Available: Hardcover
Format Read: Hardcover
Age Range: 6-12 years
Synopsis from publisher: Pint-sized dynamo “Baby Florence” Mills was singing and dancing just about as soon as she could talk and walk. She warbled a tune while her mama did laundry. Everywhere Flo went, she strutted through the streets of Washington, D.C. with a high-steppin’ cakewalk. Flo’s mama and daddy knew they had a budding entertainer in the family, so they entered Florence in a talent contest.
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.
My thoughts: The suggested age range is 6-12 years old. I thought it might be a little advanced for monkey, but he indulged me and we read it as his bedtime story one night. I have to confess, I did not know who Florence Mills was when I picked up this book.
It tells an incredible story of perseverance on the part of Baby Flo, a story that resonated even with my young reader.
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