Nikki Grimes


Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book, What is Goodbye?, the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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Laura Freeman
Cozbi A. Cabrera
R Gregory Christie
Floyd Cooper
Elizabeth Zunon
Wendell Minor
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E. B. Lewis

Book Dedications by Nikki Grimes

  • For Imani Lia and her own sweet creature, Oghenebrume Naomi Anigboro
    Bedtime for Sweet Creatures
  • For Oghenebrume Naomi Anigboro, Imani Lia’s sweet creature
    Southwest Sunrise
  • For Corban Bates, whose boisterous spirit can hardly be contained
    Off to See the Sea

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