Nina

Jazz Leg­end and Civli-rights Ac­tivist Nina Si­mone

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Alice Briere-hac­quet. Bruno Liance (Il­lus­tra­tor), Charles­bridge Pub­lish­ing (DE­CEM­BER), Hard­cover $16.99 (40pp), 978-1-58089-827-0 A soft lul­laby sung to com­fort a sleepy lit­tle girl turns into the in­spir­ing story of re­mark­able mu­si­cal tal­ent blos­som­ing in the face of racial in­equal­i­ties in Nina: Jazz Leg­end and Civil-rights Ac­tivist Nina Si­mone, by Alice Brière-ha­quet. Haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful il­lus­tra­tions from Bruno Liance are in shades of black and white, light and shadow, to cast a dream­like res­o­nance over young Nina’s pi­ano play­ing as she no­tices, re­flects, and rises above the prej­u­dice around her.

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