Books by Nikki Grimes


Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the ALAN Award, the Children's Literature Legacy Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the Printz Honor and Sibert Honor book Ordinary Hazards; NAACP Image Award nominee Planet Middle School; Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade; Coretta Scott King Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words With Wings, which was also named an ALA Notable Book; and What Is Goodbye?, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in Corona, California.


A Pocketful of Poems

Nikki Grimes and Javaka Steptoe


Planet Middle School

Nikki Grimes


Poems in the Attic

Nikki Grimes and Elizabeth Zunon


Talkin' about Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman

Nikki Grimes and E B Lewis


Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and...

Nikki Grimes and Michele Wood


A Girl Named Mister

Nikki Grimes


Dark Sons

Nikki Grimes


Meet Danitra Brown

Nikki Grimes and Floyd Cooper


Danitra Brown, Class Clown

Nikki Grimes and E. B. Lewis


Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

Nikki Grimes and Elizabeth Zunon



Nikki Grimes


Tai Chi Morning: Snapshots of China

Nikki Grimes and Ed Young


Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier


At Jerusalem's Gate: Poems of Easter

Nikki Grimes and David Frampton


When Daddy Prays

Nikki Grimes and Tim Ladwig


The Watcher

Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier


Amazing Places

Christy Hale and Chris Soentpiet