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Nikki Grimes

Autor(a) de Bronx Masquerade

83+ Works 11,158 Membros 653 Reviews 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 de Nikki Grimes

Bronx Masquerade (2002) 1,221 cópias
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (2009) 513 cópias
Meet Danitra Brown (1984) 484 cópias
Garvey's Choice (2016) 454 cópias
The Road to Paris (2006) 422 cópias
Words with Wings (2013) 328 cópias
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir (2019) 298 cópias
Jazmin's Notebook (1998) 291 cópias
Oh, Bother! Someone's Baby-Sitting! (1991) — Autor — 274 cópias
My Man Blue (1999) 274 cópias
Wild, Wild Hair (1997) 262 cópias
Planet Middle School (2011) 255 cópias
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book (2009) 240 cópias
Dark Sons (2005) 218 cópias
Between the Lines (2018) 144 cópias
Thanks a Million: Poems (2006) 141 cópias
Danitra Brown Leaves Town (2002) 139 cópias
When Daddy Prays (1600) 135 cópias
Oh, Brother! (2007) 130 cópias
A Pocketful of Poems (2001) 119 cópias
Come Sunday (1996) 116 cópias
When Gorilla Goes Walking (2007) 115 cópias
Poems in the Attic (2015) 105 cópias
Welcome, Precious (2006) 101 cópias
Danitra Brown, Class Clown (2005) 99 cópias
A Girl Named Mister (2010) 95 cópias
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (2020) 87 cópias
Voices of Christmas (2009) 83 cópias
What is Goodbye? (2004) 82 cópias
C Is for City (1995) 81 cópias
The Watcher (2017) 69 cópias
Under the Christmas Tree (2002) 66 cópias
At Jerusalem's Gate (2005) 65 cópias
It's Raining Laughter: Poems (1997) 62 cópias
At Break of Day (1999) 62 cópias
Southwest Sunrise (2017) 56 cópias
Off to See the Sea (2021) 53 cópias
From a Child's Heart (1993) 51 cópias
A Walk in the Woods (2023) 46 cópias
Portrait Of Mary (1994) 45 cópias
Shoe Magic (2000) 40 cópias
Something on My Mind (1978) 38 cópias
Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1992) 37 cópias
A Dime a Dozen (1998) 37 cópias
Garvey in the Dark (2022) 33 cópias
Lullaby for the King (2023) 22 cópias
Growin' (1950) 10 cópias
Out of the Dark (2009) 4 cópias
Oh, Bother! Someone's Fighting! — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Dyamonde Daniel Series (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Disney's Cinderella 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte, algumas edições353 cópias
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Memories of Sun: Stories of Africa and America (2004) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



This book follows a child's bedtime conversation. As they go to bed they relate their actions to different animals. I feel as though this book is targeted towards Kindergarteners. I do not think I would use this in my classroom because I am confused as to what the main point of the book might be. Maybe this book could be used in a lesson to show Onomatopoeia in action.
haraki21 | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |
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 | outras 16 resenhas | 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 | outras 6 resenhas | 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 | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |



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