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Nikki Grimes

Autor(a) de Bronx Masquerade

83+ Works 10,984 Membros 652 Críticas 5 Favorited

About the Author

Nikki Grimes was born and raised in New York City. She began writing poetry at age six and is well-known for writing award-winning books primarily for children and young adults. Bronx Masquerade and Talkin' About Bessie both won Coretta Scott King Awards, and her poetry collections featuring mostrar mais Danitra Brown are very popular. Grimes received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 2006. She has written articles for magazines including Essence and Today's Christian Woman, as well as hosted radio programs in New York and Sweden. She has lectured and read her poetry at schools in Russia, China, Sweden, and Tanzania. Grimes is also a prolific artist, creating works of fiber art, beaded jewelry, peyote beading, handmade cards, and photography. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Nikki Grimes

Bronx Masquerade (2002) 1,214 exemplares
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (2009) 497 exemplares
Meet Danitra Brown (1984) 475 exemplares
Garvey's Choice (2016) 442 exemplares
The Road to Paris (2006) 415 exemplares
Oh, Bother! Someone's Fighting! (1991) 394 exemplares
Words with Wings (2013) 324 exemplares
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir (2019) 294 exemplares
Jazmin's Notebook (1998) 285 exemplares
Oh, Bother! Someone's Baby-Sitting! (1991) — Autor — 273 exemplares
My Man Blue (1999) 273 exemplares
Wild, Wild Hair (1997) 258 exemplares
Planet Middle School (2011) 253 exemplares
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book (2009) 233 exemplares
Dark Sons (2005) 216 exemplares
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice (2020) 149 exemplares
Between the Lines (2018) 143 exemplares
Thanks a Million: Poems (2006) 139 exemplares
Danitra Brown Leaves Town (2002) 138 exemplares
When Daddy Prays (1600) 132 exemplares
Oh, Brother! (1835) 127 exemplares
A Pocketful of Poems (2001) 117 exemplares
Come Sunday (1996) 115 exemplares
When Gorilla Goes Walking (2007) 114 exemplares
Poems in the Attic (2015) 104 exemplares
Welcome, Precious (2006) 100 exemplares
Danitra Brown, Class Clown (2005) 99 exemplares
A Girl Named Mister (2010) 95 exemplares
Just For You! A Day With Daddy (2004) 89 exemplares
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (2020) 83 exemplares
Voices of Christmas (1764) 82 exemplares
What is Goodbye? (2004) 81 exemplares
C Is for City (1995) 75 exemplares
The Watcher (2017) 67 exemplares
Under the Christmas Tree (1800) 65 exemplares
At Jerusalem's Gate (2005) 63 exemplares
It's Raining Laughter: Poems (1900) 62 exemplares
At Break of Day (1999) 62 exemplares
Southwest Sunrise (2017) 53 exemplares
From a Child's Heart (1993) 51 exemplares
Off to See the Sea (2021) 50 exemplares
Portrait Of Mary (1994) 45 exemplares
A Walk in the Woods (2023) 42 exemplares
Shoe Magic (2000) 40 exemplares
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift (1924) 38 exemplares
Something on My Mind (1978) 38 exemplares
A Dime a Dozen (1998) 37 exemplares
Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1992) 37 exemplares
Garvey in the Dark (2022) 33 exemplares
Stepping Out With Grandma Mac (2001) 22 exemplares
Playtime for Restless Rascals (2022) 20 exemplares
Lullaby for the King (2023) 20 exemplares
Growin' (1950) 10 exemplares
Out of the Dark (2009) 4 exemplares
Oh, Bother! Someone's Fighting! — Autor — 1 exemplar
Dyamonde Daniel Series (2018) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor, algumas edições346 exemplares
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
First Kiss (Then Tell): A Collection of True Lip-Locked Moments (2007) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Necessary Noise: Stories About Our Families as They Really Are (2003) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America (2004) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Confirmation: An Anthology of African American Women (1983) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors (2023) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This book is a fabulous book about a boy who is a bit different from his classmates but is going through some crazy feelings, while also navigating first crushes. It is a great book that really captures what it looks like to go through middle school.
madelinefames | 16 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures - this is a beautiful book that follows a little girl trying to fall asleep. It compares her in a playful and loving way to a little creature. It compares her to a wolf, a gazelle and others. It says she gallops like a gazelle back to her bed. Sneaks like a wolf out to get water. it's very sweet and very playful. I would use this with very little children. Maybe not in a classroom setting.
stewartj22 | 5 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
Apatient mother with a healthy sense of whimsy helps prepare her headstrong toddler for bed.

The story opens with a toddler, fists raised into the air, proclaiming, “No! No! No!” Thank goodness this not-at-the-moment-sweet creature’s mother is patient and creative as she corrals her child into a bedtime routine that may feel familiar to many readers. The words and behaviors of the child evading bed are translated into animal sounds and behaviors: wide-eyed and asking “Who? Who?” like an owl; shaking hair and roaring like a lion; hanging on for a hug like a koala. And, of course, the requisite leaving bed for a last trip to the bathroom and drink, like a human child. Zunon’s art takes this book to the next level: Her portrayals of the animals mentioned in the text are colorful and full of intriguing patterns and shapes. Additionally, the expressions on the faces of the mother, child, and animals speak volumes, portraying the emotions of each. Arguably, the sweetest part of the story comes at the end, when the child asks to sleep with Mommy and Dad. Though the mother sighs, the child climbs in, along with “owl, bear, snake, kitty, fawn, squirrel, koala, tiger, wolf.” (Readers attuned to details will notice the father’s look of delight at the parade of animals.) All characters are Black.

An adventurous treat of a bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-5)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | 5 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grade PK-5
Awards/Honors: NCTE Awards for Excellence in Poetry for Children (2006)
laholley | 7 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |



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