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Review of Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes; illus. by Elizabeth Zunon Preschool    Sourcebooks Jabberwocky    32 pp.    g 1/20    978-1-4926-3832-2    $17.99 Grimes puts an animal-centric spin on a youngster’s innovations for bedtime stalling. This lushly illustrated story, on double-page spreads full of bold, saturated color, opens with an African American child’s...
      

Nikki Grimes Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Boyds Mills & Kane As detailed below, Nikki Grimes started this verse memoir thirty-nine years ago. Why it took so long is just one of the questions Nikki and I...
      

Review of Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes High School    Wordsong/Boyds Mills    325 pp. 10/19    978-1-62979-881-3    $19.99 As poetically written as Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming (rev. 9/14) with a story as hard-hitting as Sapphire’s Push. In her author’s note, poet Grimes (winner of the 2017 Children’s Literature Legacy Award) says that...
      

Lift Every Voice: Seeing Stars

I’ve been marinating in childhood memories this past year as I worked to complete my upcoming memoir, Ordinary Hazards. Among the memories there were, as you might imagine, many moments that marked my path as a writer: my first poetry reading at Countee Cullen Library in Harlem, receiving my first...
      

Review of Between the Lines

Between the Linesby Nikki GrimesMiddle School, High School    Paulsen/Penguin    213 pp.    g2/18    978-0-399-24688-3    $17.99“Just step up, step up to the mike / and let your truth fly, loud, / proud, raw.” That’s what students are preparing to do in Mr. Ward’s high school class in the Bronx. Through poetry, they...
      

One Last Word: Nikki Grimes's 2017 BGHB Poetry & Fiction Honor Speech

One Last Word is a love letter from me to the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and from those poets to a new generation of readers.I was born in Harlem, gave my first poetry reading at Countee Cullen Library in Harlem, and have stepped into the continuum of poets nourished...
      

To Know Nikki Grimes Is to Know an Artist: Profile of 2017 Wilder Award winner Nikki Grimes by Junko Yokota

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Nikki Grimes and Junko Yokota. Photo courtesy of Nikki GrimesWith the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, ALA’s Association of Library Services to Children celebrates Nikki Grimes for her lifetime contribution as a poet and novelist. From Danitra Brown to Dyamonde Daniel and more, Grimes has created characters in which diverse child...
      

A Lifeline Called Hope: 2017 Wilder Medal Acceptance by Nikki Grimes

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Photo: Aaron Lemen“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” That is one of my favorite verses of scripture, largely because of the word hoped. I’ve long had a fascination with words, and the word with the deepest resonance for me is hope. The...
      

Review of Garvey's Choice

Garvey’s Choiceby Nikki GrimesIntermediate, Middle School    WordSong/Boyds Mills    108 pp.10/16    978-1-62979-740-3    $16.95e-book ed.  978-1-62979-747-2    $7.99In a little book of little poems, Grimes tells a big-hearted story of Garvey (named after Marcus Garvey), an overweight boy tormented by name-calling at school: “lard butt, fatso, Mister Tubs.” Of his size, he says,...
      

Review of One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissanceby Nikki Grimes; illus. by various artistsIntermediate, Middle School, High School   Bloomsbury   120 pp.1/17    978-1-61963-554-8    $18.99e-book ed.  978-1-61963-555-5    $12.99The vibrancy of the Harlem Renaissance is illuminated in Grimes’s provocative poetry collection. In a tribute to the great poets of the...

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