Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

Traci Todd (Author) Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

This illuminating and defining picture book biography tells the story of little Eunice who grew up to become the acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.

This illuminating and defining picture book biography illustrated by award-winning Christian Robinson, tells the story of little Eunice who grew up to become the acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.

Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in small town North Carolina, Nina Simone was a musical child. She sang before she talked and learned to play piano at a very young age. With the support of her family and community, she received music lessons that introduced her to classical composers like Bach who remained with her and influenced her music throughout her life. She loved the way his music began softly and then tumbled to thunder, like her mother's preaching, and in much the same way as her career. During her first performances under the name of Nina Simone her voice was rich and sweet but as the Civil Rights Movement gained steam, Nina's voice soon became a thunderous roar as she raised her voice in powerful protest in the fight against racial inequality and discrimination.

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SKU 131930
ISBN 9781524737283
Language English
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Guided Reading Level S
Page Count 56
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Christian Robinson
Primary Contributor Traci Todd
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers