Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone (Hardcover)
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
About the Author
Alice Brière-Haquet teaches high school literature and has published several books for children, including ONE Very Big Bear (Abrams) and Zebedee's Balloon (Auzou). She lives in France. Bruno Liance is an illustrator, dad, and music lover. He has been making art full-time for fifteen years after studying decorative arts in Paris. He lives in France. http: //brunoliance.blogspot.com/