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Traci N. Todd

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Connection to Illinois: Todd is a Chicago native.

Biography: When Chicago native Traci N. Todd was born, her father decided her initials should stand for dynamite, just like his. He raised her on Ray Charles and Nina Simone, and her mother read her every good book. Traci grew up to become a children's book editor and currently lives in Jackson Heights, Queens where she writes, edits, and listens to Ray Charles and Nina Simone, while her partner draws comic books.

  • ''Nina'',
  • -- 2022 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner A 2022 Jane Addams Childrens Book Award Finalist A 2021 Publishers Weekly Best Book A 2021 Kirkus Best Book A 2021 Horn Book Fanfare List Pick A 2021 Booklist Editors' Choice A 2021 New York Public Library Be

Primary Literary Genre(s): C:CHILDREN; Non-Fiction


Selected Titles

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone
ISBN: 1524737283 OCLC: 1251737578

Putnam 2021

A biography of Nina Simone, an acclaimed singer whose music gave voice to the struggle for racial equality during the Civil Rights Movement--