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Grimes, Nikki

Overview
Works: 146 works in 423 publications in 2 languages and 46,544 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Picture books  Biography  Anecdotes  Novels in verse  Bible stories  High interest-low vocabulary books  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Teacher , Other
Classifications: PZ7.5.G75, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nikki Grimes
Bronx masquerade by Nikki Grimes( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,781 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot
The road to Paris by Nikki Grimes( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member 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
Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope by Nikki Grimes( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of thirteen poems, the warm friendship of two unforgettable little girls is portrayed
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her ... until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver
Dark sons by Nikki Grimes( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member 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
Come Sunday by Nikki Grimes( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member 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
Danitra Brown leaves town by Nikki Grimes( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member 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
Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl
Welcome, Precious by Nikki Grimes( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member 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."
A pocketful of poems by Nikki Grimes( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city
Something on my mind by Tom Feelings( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems expressing the hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows of growing up
Danitra Brown, class clown by Nikki Grimes( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member 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
Rich : a Dyamonde Daniel book by Nikki Grimes( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member 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
Engagement and dialogue : Judith Ortiz Cofer and Nikki Grimes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The workshop begins with a profile of the writer Judith Ortiz Cofer and then moves to Vista, California, where Akiko Morimoto and her students read short stories from Cofer's collection, An Island Like You. They respond personally to the works, examine the author's use of figurative language, and then make intertextual connections with books they've read throughout the school year. In a culminating project, students create their own visual symbols to represent the characters and events in the text. Students then explore poems from Nikki Grimes's Bronx Masquerade and examine the writer's craft. Grimes visits the classroom, answers questions about her work, and attends an after-school reading of student poetry
 
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Bronx masquerade
Alternative Names
Grimes, Naomi

Nikki Grimes American writerand illustrator

그림스, 니키

グリムズ, ニッキ

Languages
English (140)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth ColemanThe road to ParisBarack Obama : son of promise, child of hopeMeet Danitra BrownDark sonsJazmin's notebookCome SundayWhat is goodbye?