Prime Nina: Jazz 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 th centuryWith 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 Simones 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