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Grimes, Nikki

Overview
Works: 157 works in 496 publications in 2 languages and 48,524 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  Picture books  Biography  Novels in verse  Anecdotes  Bible stories  Stories in rhyme  Basketball stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Speaker, Other, Teacher
Classifications: PZ7.5.G75, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nikki Grimes
Bronx masquerade by Nikki Grimes( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,784 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the woman who became the first licensed Afro-American pilot
Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope by Nikki Grimes( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,800 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
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,691 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
Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,629 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,534 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,489 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
Garvey's choice by Nikki Grimes( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading--anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father--by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports." --
Come Sunday by Nikki Grimes( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,068 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
Make way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy names Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home
What is goodbye? by Nikki Grimes( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,044 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 1,016 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 990 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
Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 982 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
Danitra Brown leaves town by Nikki Grimes( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 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
Welcome, Precious by Nikki Grimes( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 946 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 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city
One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi A. Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Ebony Glenn, Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Christopher Myers, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"--
Rich : a Dyamonde Daniel book by Nikki Grimes( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 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 (158)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Talkin' about Bessie : the story of aviator Elizabeth ColemanBarack Obama : son of promise, child of hopeMeet Danitra BrownDark sonsJazmin's notebookCome SundayMake way for Dyamonde DanielWhat is goodbye?