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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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 once a month on Fridays. Young adult listeners will identify with the characters in Bronx Masquerade as they explore questions about life and self-expression.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love It😍😭😍😭

    • By Anonymous User on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Garvey's Choice

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: James Shippey, Imani Parks
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    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. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus Garvey finds a way to accept himself and a way to finally reach his distant father.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Road to Paris

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When Paris' mother snaps again, beloved brother Malcolm is carted off to a boys' home, and Paris is sent to another foster home. There, biracial Paris finally finds someone else to trust. But when her mother comes back into her life, she must decide where home really is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book!

    • By Nicole Tugeau on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Words with Wings

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Mutiyat Ade-Salu
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Gabby's world is filled with daydreams. Now, what began as an escape from her parents' arguments has taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer. Written in vivid accessible poems, this verse novel is a celebration of one girl's indomitable spirit and of a teacher's ability to reach out and change a life.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

    • A Progressive Story Game
    • By: The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, M. T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    It all starts with a train rushing through the night…. Well, actually, it starts when Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes a cliff-hanger episode and passes it on to the next member of a cast of celebrated writers, who continues the story and pass it on. And what happens between episodes one and 27? Think werewolves and mad scientists, a talking pig, plenty of explosions, a blue Star Wars lunchbox, two meatballs, a whole army of villains and varmints, and more!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun for Both Kids and Adults

    • By capricious on 09-07-11

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    “Dyamonde Daniel was a gem waiting to be discovered. Just ask her.” With these opening lines, best-selling author Nikki Grimes introduces us to a new character kids are bound to love, a super smart third grader with wild-crazy hair and a can-do attitude. The thing is, Dyamonde has just moved to a new school, and she’s impatient for a best friend. Then Free shows up, and there’s an even newer kid in class who might also need a friend. Unfortunately, Free doesn’t want to be friends....

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Between the Lines

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Edward Lopez, Lori Gardner, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times. To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward's class, known for its open-mic poetry and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell - whether it's about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Rich

    • A Dyamonde Daniel Book
    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Dyamonde Daniel’s best friend, Free, thinks he’s poor because he can’t buy a new video game. So when their teacher announces a poetry contest with a $100 prize, Free decides he’ll try to win it. But Free is not the only poet in the class. Before the contest is over everyone will know a little more about what being rich and being poor are really all about.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Poems in the Attic

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    During a visit to her grandma's house, a young girl discovers a box of poems in the attic - poems written by her mother when she was growing up. Her mother's family often moved around the United States and the world because her father was in the air force. Over the years her mother used poetry to record her experiences in the many places the family lived. Reading the poems and sharing those experiences through her mother's eyes, the young girl feels closer to her mother than ever before.

    Regular price: $2.44

    • Planet Middle School

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes has received numerous accolades for her writing, including the Coretta Scott King Award. 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. But it all changes when her best girlfriend starts flirting with her best guy friend.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • A Girl Named Mister

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nikki Grimes, a best-selling author known for titles such as Dark Sons, Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, and Voices of Christmas has written a gripping book from the perspective of a girl named Mister (Mary Rudine), who finds herself momentarily distracted from her faith commitment to purity by a handsome boy named Trey. After one night of weakness, Mister finds her entire life has changed, even if she can’t yet accept all the changes occurring within her are real. 

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Jazmin's Notebook

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. Her dad died a couple of years back, and now that her mom's in the hospital, it's just her and her big sister, CeCe. But that's fine by Jazmin. She's got her friends, her school, lots of big plans for the future - and a zest for life and laughter that's impossible to resist.

    Regular price: $15.40

    • Chasing Freedom

    • The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts
    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Lizan Mitchell
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    What if Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony sat down over tea to reminisce about their extraordinary lives? What would they recall of their triumphs and struggles as they fought to achieve civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women? And what other historical figures played parts in their stories?

    • The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts
    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Lizan Mitchell
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Barack Obama

    • Son of Promise, Child of Hope
    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story marred by lackluster narration

    • By EmilyK on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $3.93

    • Almost Zero

    • A Dyamonde Daniel Book, Book 3
    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Dyamonde Daniel has her eye on a new pair of red high-top sneakers. Following some bad advice from a classmate, she thinks she has the right idea to go about getting them - by demanding her mother buy them! Unfortunately for Dyamonde, Mrs. Daniel doesn’t appreciate being told what to do and decides to teach her daughter a lesson. Soon Dyamonde finds herself in a clothing crisis, with almost zero to wear! Dyamonde is furious.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Voices of Christmas

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gabriel "paced the halls of heaven" as he memorized God's message to Mary. He wondered what she would say. The Christmas story unfolds as never before through the voices of those who witnessed the Messiah's birth. Listen to Joseph's struggle. Rejoice with Elizabeth and Zachariah. Worship with the magi. Hear the fear in Herod's voice. Receive the blessing of Simeon and Anna. And, like the shepherds, shout for joy!

    Regular price: $14.82

    • Halfway to Perfect

    • A Dyamonde Daniel Book #4
    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Nikki Grimes
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
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    When Dyamonde Daniel’s friend Damaris suddenly becomes a picky eater, it doesn’t take Dyamonde long to figure out the problem: Damaris is secretly dieting because some mean girls teased her about her weight. Dyamonde can’t let her friend go on this way. But how can she make Damaris see that she is perfect just the way she is? It turns out Damaris isn’t the only one in their class facing this problem. A girl named Amberline is also being picked on the same way. Soon Dyamonde and Damaris discover that Amberline has a secret...a serious one.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Dark Sons

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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, a teen whose dad leaves him and his mother for another woman, and Ishmael, the son of Abraham, who must deal with a different type of rejection when Isaac arrives.

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Garvey's Choice

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: James Shippy
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in anything but sports. Garvey is kind, funny, smart and a loyal friend. He is also overweight, teased by bullies and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life begins to change. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to finally accept himself.

    Regular price: $5.36