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Nina : jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone

by Brière-Haquet, Alice, 1979-

Format: Print Book 2017.
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Brentwood Library Easy E Briere-Haquet
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 92 Simone
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CLP - Beechview Children's Biographies qj ML3930.S553 B713 2017
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Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Biography J BIO SIMONE
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Summary
A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.

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 Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Nina Simone probably won't be a familiar name to primary graders, but that doesn't matter much in this captivating book focusing on the young Nina and how early events in her life shaped her adult passions. This begins with Nina singing a lullaby she's written to her daughter. At bedtime, she tells the child stories of her own youth. When she first saw a piano, she noticed the black keys were smaller than the white ones and that could have become a metaphor for the world. Black people were nothing but half notes on a huge ivory keyboard. But no. I did not agree with this. Another incident, after she's become an accomplished musician: at a concert, her mother is seated up-front until white audience members arrive. But Nina won't play if her mother must move, so her mother stays put. Later, Martin Luther King becomes her symphony. But his dream must be nurtured, she murmurs as her daughter sleeps. This French import is strikingly illustrated in black-and-white. A two-page spread in which white people sit, while black people stand behind them, arms raised, conveys a historical drama made even more powerful by the medium. Perhaps because of its French origin, there's no author's note, nothing that further details Simone's career. But this stands on its own.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Simone, Nina, -- 1933-2003 -- 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.
Singers.
Civil rights workers.
Women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher Watertown, MA :2017.
Edition First US edition.
Other Titles Nina.
Contributors Liance, Bruno, illustrator.
Cormier, Julie, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the French.
Notes Translation of: Nina.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781580898270
1580898270
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