Nikki Grimes
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Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes conveyed the fire-in-the-belly fervor of a Harlem girl who knows she was born to write in Jazmin's Notebook, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. In My Man Blue, a Booklist Editor's Choice and Newsweek Children's Books of the Year selection, her artful words expressed a boy's journey from skepticism to trust. And now with Bronx Masquerade she presents a rich chorus of eighteen voices, singing openly about ideas, feelings, and questions--things that open minds, invite debate, provide release. A recent Booklist review proclaims: "As always, Grimes gives young people exactly what they're looking for--real characters who show them they are not alone."An accomplished poet, novelist, journalist, and educator, Ms. Grimes was born and raised in New York City and now lives in the Los Angeles area.

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    • Bronx Masquerade

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Cherise Booth, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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    Each of the 18 kids in Mr. Ward's inner city classroom has something important to say, but some don't even realize it. Then Mr. Ward begins to have "open mic" poetry slams....

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    • Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 30 mins
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    A charming book about friendship and fitting in, delightfully read by the author, Make Way for Dyamond Daniel is surefire listening for the younger set....

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    • By: Nikki Grimes
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    Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading - anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food....

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    • Jazmin's Notebook

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
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    Jazmin Shelby was "born with clenched fists" - which is okay, since she's got a lot of fighting ahead of her. Now that her mom's in the hospital, it's just her and her big sister....

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    • Words with Wings

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    Gabby's world is filled with daydreams. Now, what began as an escape from her parents' arguments has taken over her life....

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    • Barack Obama

    • Son of Promise, Child of Hope
    • By: Nikki Grimes
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    • Length: 24 mins
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    Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from Indonesia to Kenya, he has held on to Hope....

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    • By EmilyK on 09-19-13

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    • Dark Sons

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    This Coretta Scott King Honor book for young adults from best-selling and award-winning author Nikki Grimes uses free-verse poetry to tell the dual stories of Sam and Ishmael....

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    • The Road to Paris

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    When Paris' mother snaps again, beloved brother Malcolm is carted off to a boys' home, and Paris is sent to another foster home....

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    • By Nicole Tugeau on 01-12-18

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    • Planet Middle School

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    In Planet Middle School, 12-year-old Joylin Johnson is satisfied with her life. Everything seems pretty simple: a nice, relaxed game of basketball with the boys is all she needs to keep her happy....

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    • A Dyamonde Daniel Book
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    Dyamonde Daniel’s best friend, Free, thinks he’s poor because he can’t buy a new video game....

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