Most widely held works about Nikki Grimes
Most widely held works by Nikki Grimes
Bronx masquerade by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,652 libraries worldwide
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.
Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,314 libraries worldwide
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot.
The road to Paris by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
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.
Dark sons by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
Alternating poems compare and contrast 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.
Jazmin's notebook by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
Jazmin, an African 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. Her name is Jazmin, and like the music of her name, her life throbs and swings--a few flat notes to be sure, but also bursting with rich passages that rise and soar. Sitting on her stoop she fills her notebook with laughs, anger, and hope. There's the risky lure of luscious-looking men and the consequences of free haircuts. This is a fourteen-year-old so-real girl living in Harlem in the 1960's, born with clenched fists and big dreams, and strengthened by the love of a steadfast sister. Captured within pages of her tough, exuberant life are all the beauty, chaos, confusion, and clarity that accompany the excitement of exploring life's possibilities--and discovering they are endless.
Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
When David asks his mother about the man on television, she tells him the story of Barack Obama, discussing his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his parents' divorce, and his desire to help others.
Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
Come Sunday by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
A little girl describes a typical Sunday from the moment her mother wakes her up through the different elements of the worship service in church.
What is goodbye by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
Alternating poems by a brother and sister convey their feelings about the death of their older brother and the impact it had on their family.
My man Blue : poems by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
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.
When Gorilla goes walking by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
In this collection of rhyming poems, Gorilla the cat enjoys answering the telephone, eating soul food, and sharing mischievous adventures with her young owner.
Necessary noise : stories about our families as they really are ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
A collection of ten stories about families and what they mean, describing both traditional and non-traditional families.
Danitra Brown, class clown by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
In this story told in a series of rhyming poems, Zuri faces her fears about starting a new school year with the help of free-spirited best friend, Danitra.
A pocketful of poems by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city.
Danitra Brown leaves town by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Recounts, in a series of poems and letters, Danitra's summer at her aunt's house in the country and her best friend Zuri's summer at home in town.
Welcome, Precious by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text welcome a new baby to some of life's delights, from "the glistening mystery of soap bubbles" to "the swish of leaves in the breeze."
Under the Christmas tree by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
Provides twenty-three poems that capture the joy and happiness of one family's Christmas celebration.
Something on my mind by Tom Feelings ( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
Poems expressing the hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows of growing up.
Make way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.
Almost zero : a Dyamonde Daniel book by Nikki Grimes ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Free is excited about a local poetry contest because of its cash prize, but when he and Dyamonde befriend a classmate who is homeless and living in a shelter, they rethink what it means to be rich or poor.
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