Just because this is a biography of the childhood of Josephine Baker, should it rightly appear in a more orderly chapter? No. A surge of bounteous energy and happiness show how "Tumpie" had to dance, couldn't let anything stop her, and held on to the dream that would someday propel her to world fame. The pages are as light-filled and joyous as a honky-tonk cafe.Schroeder, Alan is the author of 'Ragtime Tumpie, Vol. 1' with ISBN 9780316774970 and ISBN 0316774979.