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Nina Simone Book for Children

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Pianist, singer, songwriter, and activist Nina Simone was one of the most iconic performers of the 20th century, and her song “Young, Gifted, and Black,” became an anthem of the civil rights movement. Children’s book editor Traci N. Todd tells Simone’s story in an inspiring new book for children, Nina: A Story of Nina Simone. (Bookshop|Amazon). The book is illustrated by Christian Robinson, who also illustrated Matt de la Peña’s Newbery Medal-winning book Last Stop on Market Street (Bookshop|Amazon). This is part of a complete episode.

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