Patricia Hruby Powell

About The Author

Patricia Hruby Powell is the author of Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, which earned five starred reviews, won a Robert F. Sibert Nonfiction Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, Parent’s Choice Gold for Poetry, Ragazzi Bologna International Nonfiction Honor, and Best Book Recognition from The Wall Street JournalHuffington Post, ALA Notable, and NCTE. She is also the author of the YA documentary novel Loving Vs. Virginia, which was an Indie Next Pick; Struttin’ With Some Barbecue, a middle grade biography of Lil Hardin Armstrong and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book; and Lift as You Climb, a picture book biography of Ella Baker. Visit her at

Books by Patricia Hruby Powell