Nina: A Story of Nina Simone
Nina: A Story of Nina Simone
4.5/5
Goodreads

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Hardcover
$18.99
$17.66
4 - 8
Reading age
56
Page count
48
Words per page
~811L
Lexile measure
Sep 28, 2021
Publication date

Buy from other retailers

AmazonBookshop

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is Nina: A Story of Nina Simone

Topics

Race, Ethnicities, & Nationalities

Reviews

    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creative Behind the Book

    What Has Christian Robinson Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Christian Robinson know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    More Books by Christian Robinson

      picture • 104 Pages
      Josephine
      5.5
      Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson
      picture • 32 Pages
      The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
      5.4
      Justin Roberts, Christian Robinson
      picture • 40 Pages
      Gaston
      5.3
      Series
      Kelly DiPucchio, Christian Robinson
      picture • 52 Pages
      Leo: A Ghost Story
      5.3
      Mac Barnett, Christian Robinson
      picture • 40 Pages
      Milo Imagines the World
      Matt De La Peña, Christian Robinson
      picture • 40 Pages
      School's First Day of School
      Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
      picture • 40 Pages
      You Matter
      Christian Robinson
      picture • 32 Pages
      Last Stop on Market Street
      5.1
      Christian Robinson, Matt De La Peña
      picture • 40 Pages
      Carmela Full of Wishes
      Matt De La Peña, Christian Robinson
      picture • 40 Pages
      When's My Birthday?
      5.0
      Julie Fogliano, Christian Robinson
      board • 30 Pages
      Rain!
      4.8
      Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson
      picture • 40 Pages
      Just in Case You Want to Fly
      Julie Fogliano, Christian Robinson
      View more

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      picture • 48 Pages
      Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
      4.8
      Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
      picture • 60 Pages
      A Poem for Peter
      5.4
      Andrea Davis Pinkney, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher
      picture • 48 Pages
      Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
      Doreen Rappaport, Eric Velasquez
      picture • 48 Pages
      Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary
      David Hohn
      picture • 56 Pages
      Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile
      Sharlee Glenn
      picture • 48 Pages
      My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey
      Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
      picture • 48 Pages
      Hi, I’m Norman: The Story of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell
      5.5
      Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor
      picture • 48 Pages
      Muslim Girls Rise: Inspirational Champions of Our Time
      Saira Mir, Aaliya Jaleel
      picture • 48 Pages
      The Eye That Never Sleeps
      Marissa Moss, Jeremy Holmes
      picture • 48 Pages
      Brave Jane Austen
      Lisa Pliscou, Jen Corace

    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781524737283
    Publication Date
    September 28, 2021
    Publisher
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers
    Page Count
    56
    Words Per Page
    48
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2021022298
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~811L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~S
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    512902
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 85%

    So, SO close to perfection!

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Bookroo

    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo