The Road to Paris

Paperback | January 10, 2008

byNikki Grimes

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A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Paris has just moved in with the Lincoln family, and she isn't thrilled to be in yet another foster home. She has a tough time trusting people, and she misses her brother, who's been sent to a boys' home. Over time, the Lincolns grow on Paris. But no matter how hard she tries to fit in, she can't ignore the feeling that she never will, especially in a town that's mostly white while she is half black. It isn't long before Paris has a big decision to make about where she truly belongs.

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A Coretta Scott King Honor BookParis has just moved in with the Lincoln family, and she isn't thrilled to be in yet another foster home. She has a tough time trusting people, and she misses her brother, who's been sent to a boys' home. Over time, the Lincolns grow on Paris. But no matter how hard she tries to fit in, she can't ignore t...

Nikki Grimes is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of dozens of children’s and young adult books as well as a poet and journalist. Among the many accolades she has received are the Golden Dolphin Award (2005),the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children (2006), the Coretta Scott King Award (2003) for Bronx Mas...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.7 × 5.03 × 0.43 inPublished:January 10, 2008Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142410829

ISBN - 13:9780142410820

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! Paris has been in and out of foster homes. She feels like no one wants here. Her only saving grace is her older brother, Malcolm. Until one day, the caseworker separates them. Paris is sent to live with the Lincolns and she expects the worst. She soon finds out the Lincolns are much different than any other family she has. Once she is comfortable with new life, she is faced to make a life changing decision. Grimes has created a wonderful story of love and triumph in a tough world. Her style of writing is easy to read, and the content of the story makes it hard to put down. Grimes book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award has short chapters and gives a great look into Paris' thoughts and feelings throughout the book. It is easy to feel for the nine-year old biracial girl. Grimes uses many descriptive words and while reading it, you feel like you are standing right next to Paris overcoming her obstacles with her.
Date published: 2009-02-18

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"In clear short chapters, Grimes tells a beautiful story of family, friendship, and faith from the viewpoint of a child in search of home in a harsh world. [I]t is the human story behind the case file that readers will remember." —Booklist, starred review