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Grimes, Nikki

Overview
Works: 139 works in 372 publications in 2 languages and 45,288 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Picture books  Biography  Anecdotes  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PZ7.G88429, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nikki Grimes
Bronx masquerade by Nikki Grimes( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,817 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 2,413 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,018 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 1,762 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,606 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 1,566 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
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,502 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
Come Sunday by Nikki Grimes( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,126 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 1,108 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 )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 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 1,025 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
Make way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member 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
Danitra Brown leaves town by Nikki Grimes( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 993 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 992 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 980 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 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 926 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 903 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
Under the Christmas tree by Nikki Grimes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides twenty-three poems that capture the joy and happiness of one family's Christmas celebration
 
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Alternative Names
Grimes, Naomi

Nikki Grimes American writerand illustrator

グリムズ, ニッキ

Languages
English (129)

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?