This biography introduces readers to Nikki Grimes, the Coretta Scott King Award winning author who wrote Bronx Masquerade, Talkin' About Bessie, Jazmin's Notebook, What Is Goodbye?, Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift, Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, the Danitra Brown books, and other titles that often feature African-American main characters. Readers will learn about Grimes's childhood in foster care in New York, her love of reading, important teachers, world travels, jobs, hobbies, and the inspiration for her books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Grimes's childhood, family, education, and life as a poet, young adult novelist, and picture book writer. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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