Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni is an award-winning poet, writer, and activist. She is the author of more than two dozen books for adults and children, including Bicycles, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Racism 101, Blues: For All the Changes, and Love Poems. Her children's book-plus-audio compilation Hip Hop Speaks to Children was awarded the NAACP Image Award. Her children's book Rosa, a picture-book retelling of the Rosa Parks story, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Both books were New York Times bestsellers. Nikki is a Grammy nominee for her spoken-word album The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection and has been nominated for the National Book Award. She has been voted Woman of the Year by Essence, Mademoiselle, and Ladies' Home Journal. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches writing and literature.


A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter

Nikki Giovanni


Jubilee (50th Anniversary Edition)

Margaret Walker


Best African American Essays 2010 (2010)

Chris Abani and Dorothy Sterling


Conversations with Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni


Artemis 2017

Starroot and Nikki Giovanni


Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a...

Nikki Giovanni, Damian Ward, et al.



Nikki Giovanni and Bryan Collier


I Am Loved

Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan


Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose

Nikki Giovanni


Make Me Rain Lib/E: Poems & Prose

Nikki Giovanni