Nikki Grimes conveyed the fire-in-the-belly fervor of a Harlem
girl who knows she was born to write in Jazmin''s
, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. In My Man
, a Booklist Editor''s Choice and Newsweek Children''s
Books of the Year selection, her artful words expressed a boy''s
journey from skepticism to trust. And now with Bronx
she presents a rich chorus of eighteen voices,
singing openly about ideas, feelings, and questions--things that
open minds, invite debate, provide release. A recent Booklist
review proclaims: "As always, Grimes gives young people exactly
what they''re looking for--real characters who show them they are
An accomplished poet, novelist, journalist, and educator, Ms.
Grimes was born and raised in New York City and now lives in the
Los Angeles area.
You can learn more about her at this website address: