Nina : jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone
|Format:||Print Book 2017.|
|Availability:||Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 21 copies|
With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a historic account of an iconic figure and an extraordinary look at how far we've come and how far we still need to go for social justice and equality. A timeless and timely message aptly appropriate for today's social and political climates.
♦ "A good introduction to Simone's life, from her early love of music to her rise to the status of legend" -- Kirkus Reviews , starred review
♦ "Strikingly illustrated" -- Booklist , starred review
♦ "Hauntingly beautiful illustrations" -- Foreword Reviews , starred review
"Stirring and powerful. . . " -- BookPage
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Simone, Nina, -- 1933-2003.
Women singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
Women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Watertown, MA :2017.
|Edition||First US edition.|
|Other Titles|| Nina.
Cormier, Julie, translator.
In English, translated from the French.
Translation of: Nina.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm