Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone by Alice Brière-Haquet

Into the Wild

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

Title : Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone
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ISBN : 1580898270
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 0 pages

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