The book featured in this article. Has anyone read it?
Beginning in 1953, almost 30 years after her first successful performances on the Paris stage, the singer and dancer Josephine Baker adopted 12 children from different countries, ranging from Finland to Venezuela. She installed what she called her “Rainbow Tribe” in a 15th-century chateau in the South of France and charged admission to tourists who came to hear them sing, to tour their home, or to watch them play leapfrog in their garden.
Israel wouldn’t give her a child, so she raised a French boy to be Jewish. I think the article author is too inclined to let her off the hook.
I’d heard about Josephine Baker’s rainbow tribe, but not much. Here’s more.