Nina: A Story Of Nina Simone

ISBN-10: 1524737283
ISBN-13: 9781524737283
Author: Todd, Traci
Illustrated by: Robinson, Christian
Interest Level: P-3
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: September 2021

Copyright: 2021

Page Count: 56


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Interest Level

Grades P-3

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

Description
This illuminating and defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree 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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