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Nikki Grimes



Aaron Lemen

Author sponsored by University of Arizona College of Education

New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book "What is Goodbye?," Coretta Scott King Award winner "Bronx Masquerade," and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books "Jazmin's Notebook," Talkin' About Bessie," Dark Sons," The Road to Paris," and "Words with Wings." Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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Scheduled events:
One Last Word: Celebrating and Writing Poetry with Children
Nikki Grimes uses a wide range of forms of poetry in her novels in verse and her poetry collections. She will share the different strategies and forms of poetry in her books that children can be invited to try in their own writing, including an interesting technique from her newest book, "One Last Word."

Education Room 310 (Seats 49, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Nikki Grimes
Moderator: Caryl Crowell
Racial Injustice:The Courage to Act
Racial injustice has characterized many different time periods in the U.S. and people have found the courage to challenge that injustice and take action to make a difference. Authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will talk about the ways in which they have addressed racial injustice and social action in their books.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Nikki Grimes, Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace
Moderator: Kevin Spink
Bullying: From Invisibility to Intimidation
Three authors who portray bullying in their books for young children and middle grade readers talk about their decisions about how to portray bullying in their books. They reflect on their strategies for writing about the effects of bullying on children and the portrayals of the bully as well as the child being bullied.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nikki Grimes, Erin Entrada Kelly, Trudy Ludwig
Moderator: Deborah Dimmett

Books:
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Children / Teens
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
January 2017
ISBN 9781619635548
Hardcover, 128 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. More/less

Garvey's Choice
Children / Teens
Wordsong
October 2016
ISBN 9781629797403
Hardcover, 120 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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Garvey s father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, readinganything but sports. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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