Go, Nina, Go!
Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born into a poor black family in the 1930s. She was a musical genius who began playing the piano young. She attended Juilliard and afterward changed her stage name to Nina Simone to hide her job from her conventional mother. She became involved with the civil rights movement in the United States after experiencing racial discrimination as a child.
We picked this book for its blurb. In an easy-to-understand style, the book tells the narrative of Nina Simone and her struggles and achievements. The bright illustrations add to the plot. Children will be captivated by the story and the drawings.
Nina by Traci N. Todd, illustrated by Christian Robinson, is a kid-friendly biography of Nina Simone that can help children learn about history and an inspiring personality.
Originally published: 2021
Author: Traci N. Todd
Illustrations: Christian Robinson
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.5), Characters (5.0), Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (5.0), Cover (5.0) & Ease (4.5)
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