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Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone | Translated by Julie Cormier

Alice Brière-Haquet & Bruno Liance

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

"Strikingly illustrated" — Booklist

"Hauntingly beautiful illustrations" — Foreword Reviews