Search Results: "Nikki Grimes"


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WORDS WITH WINGS by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inspirational exploration of caring among parent, teacher and child—one of Grimes' best. (Poetry. 8-12)"
In this delightfully spare narrative in verse, Coretta Scott King Award-winning Grimes examines a marriage's end from the perspective of a child. Read full book review >

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PLANET MIDDLE SCHOOL by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A work that should help adolescent readers find the courage and humor to grow into the individuals they already are. (Verse fiction. 9-14)"
A young tomboy comes of age on and off the basketball court. Read full book review >

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GARVEY'S CHOICE by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"This graceful novel risks stretching beyond easy, reductive constructions of black male coming-of-age stories and delivers a sincere, authentic story of resilience and finding one's voice. (Verse novel. 8-13)"
Written in poignantly poetic tanka verse, Grimes' newest follows a young black boy searching for his own unique voice, lost among his father's wishes and society's mischaracterizations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A tremendous opportunity for children to understand what these women worked so hard to accomplish—one succeeding and one coming close. (capsule biographies, additional notes, bibliography, author's note) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Two iconic women recount their stories. Read full book review >

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POEMS IN THE ATTIC by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Succinct poetry shines in this impassioned celebration of history; the stories of this African-American family traveling the globe are rich with heart and color. (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
A girl discovers her mother's childhood poems in her grandmother's attic and embarks on a journey through family history that inspires her own poetic tribute to her mother. Read full book review >

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AT JERUSALEM’S GATE by Nikki Grimes
POETRY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A handsome, well-designed offering for middle readers and families. (Poetry. 10+)"
Through beautiful, lucid free verse, Nikki Grimes explores some of the ambiguous, enigmatic events and circumstances leading up to the central theme behind the annual Easter observance. Read full book review >

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WHEN DADDY PRAYS by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A unique offering for a family read-aloud. (Poetry. 4-6)"
Fourteen graceful poems portray a small boy's relationship with his prayerful father. Read full book review >

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WHEN GORILLA GOES WALKING by Nikki Grimes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A great cover—a close-up of green-eyed, gray Gorilla's head with tongue licking her chops—is sure to entice cat lovers everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl named Cecilia describes her affection and relationship with her cat, Gorilla, in short snappy poems. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Still, of the three candidates' picture-book biographies out this season, this stands as the one most likely to communicate to children on a visceral level. (author's, illustrator's notes, resources, timeline, family tree) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
When David wonders why all those people on TV are shouting one man's name, his mother tells him Barack Obama's story. Read full book review >

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WELCOME, PRECIOUS by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Still, this is a reassuring charmer and a sure-to-be-welcomed paean to doting parents and their cherished newborns. (Picture book/poetry. 0-3)"
Every child should be so blessed as to be welcomed to the world and into the loving embrace of an adoring family, as is the African-American newborn in this warm poetic picture book. Read full book review >

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SHOE MAGIC by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Dreamers and doers both will find inspiration here. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
Urging readers to understand that "What you do, / Where you go, / Who you grow / Up to be / Depends on / The steps you take," these poems profile children trying on shoes for the future. Read full book review >

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FROM A CHILD'S HEART by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A lovely, deeply felt book. (Poetry/Picture book. 6-12)"
Thirteen subtly cadenced, accessible poems in an authentically childlike voice: messages confided to God as to a trusted friend. Read full book review >