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Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone (Sale Copy)

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Primary Author: 
Brière-Haquet, Alice
Other Authors: 
Brière-Haquet, Alice; Liance, Bruno
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List price: $16.99

With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone. 

A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. 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