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Nikki Grimes

1950 -

(2003 Kerlan Award)

The Kerlan Award is given "in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children"s literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature." The books listed below are owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Library.

Author

Grimes, Nikki. (2010). Almost zero : a Dyamonde Daniel book. (Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie). New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons. INTR-FIC G862al

Dyamonde is angry at her mother for not buying her the shoes she wants, but when she finds out a classmate is in a worse situtation, she is determined to help.

Grimes, Nikki. (2002). Bronx masquerade. New York : Dial Books. INTR-FIC G8624br

While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they’ve written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.

Grimes, Nikki. (2005). Dark sons. New York : Hyperion Books for Children. INTR-FIC G8624da

Alternating poems parallel the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.

Grimes, Nikki. (2010). I'm the one. In Lee Bennett Hopkins, Amazing faces : poems. (Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet). New York : Lee & Low Books. 811.008 A489

"Poems focusing on universal emotions, as expressed by poets from diverse backgrounds, including Joseph Bruchac, Nikki Grimes, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Pat Mora, Janet S. Wond, and many others" - provided by publisher.

Grimes, Nikki. (2000). Is it far to Zanzibar? : poems about Tanzania. (Illustrated by Betsy Lewin). New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books. 811.54 G862i

Over a dozen poems with some aspect of the African island of Zanzibar as a theme.

Grimes, Nikki. (1998). Jazmin’s notebook. New York : Dial Books. INTR-FIC G8624ja

Jazmin, an Afro-American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life.

Grimes, Nikki. (1997, c1994). Meet Danitra Brown. (Illustrated by Floyd Cooper). New York : Mulberry Books. 811.54 G862me

A portrait of best friends from the inner-city told through poems.

Grimes, Nikki. (2010).Miss Stone. In Lee Bennett Hopkins, Amazing faces : poems. (Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet). New York : Lee & Low Books. 811.008 A489

"Poems focusing on universal emotions, as expressed by poets from diverse backgrounds, including Joseph Bruchac, Nikki Grimes, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Pat Mora, Janet S. Wond, and many others" - provided by publisher.

Grimes, Nikki. (1999). My man Blue : poems. (Pictures by Jerome Lagarrigue). New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. 811.54 G862my

A collection of poems describes a young boy's life with his working mother as he establishes his own identity and develops a close relationship with his mother's friend, Blue.

Grimes, Nikki. (2001). A pocketful of poems. (Illustrated by Javaka Stepte). New York : Clarion Books. 811.54 G862p

Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city.

Grimes, Nikki. (2006). The road to Paris. New York : Putnam. INTR-FIC G8624ro

Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

Grimes, Nikki. (2002). Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman. (Illustrated by E.B. Lewis). New York : Orchard Books.
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A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.

Grimes, Nikki. (2006). Thanks a million : poems. (Pictures by Cozbi A. Cabrera). New York : Amistad. 811.54 G862t

Poems about being thankful.

 

Author Information

Nikki Grimes Website
http://www.nikkigrimes.com/
Readingrockets : A video interivew with Nikki Grimes
http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/grimes
Visitingauthors.com : Nikki Grimes' Biography
http://www.visitingauthors.com/authors/grimes_nikki/grimes_nikki_bio.html
Nikki Grimes (1950-). (2007). In Something about the author (Vol. 174, pp.61-69).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Nikki Grimes (1950-). (2003). In Something about the author (Vol. 136, pp.98-104).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Nikki Grimes (1950-). (1997). In Something about the author (Vol. 93, pp.72-76).  Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
 

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