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Nikki Grimes

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 Masquerade, and the Horace Mann Upstanders Award (2011) for Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book. Additionally, her book Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope (illustrated by Bryan Collier) was a New York Times bestseller, and she was acknowledged as an NAACP Image Award Finalist in 1993 for her book Malcolm X: a Force for Change. Her books Meet Danitra Brown (illustrated by Floyd Cooper), Jazmin’s NotebookTalkin’ About Bessie (illustrated by E.B. Lewis), Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings were each awarded Coretta Scott King Honors. Visit her online at www.nikkigrimes.com.

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YA Books by Black Authors You Should Be Reading

From award winning icons such as Mildred D. Taylor to debut voices such as Patrice Caldwell, here are some of the Black authors you should be reading.   A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. … Continued
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16 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in Early 2018

While we’re just getting started with our winter reading, we think it’s never too early to start getting hyped about the books ahead. Read on for some of the incredible reads coming out in early 2018! From genre-bending debuts to exhilarating additions to series from beloved authors, our future bookshelf is looking quite fine.   Reign of the … Continued
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Artemisia Gentileschi and 8 Other Real Women to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

Today, we celebrate all of the women out there making an impact on lives, past and present. We try to always celebrate women, but today especially, the power of a woman is undeniable. That’s why we’re telling you about 9 real women–some you may know, some you may not–that have been seriously inspirational to us. From seventeenth … Continued
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Every Book Going On Sale in August 2017!

Is this summer flying by faster than usual, or is it just us?! Luckily, we’re closing out our summer with a huge list of amazing reads to bring with you on your remaining beach days, camping adventures, and road trips. Read on, book lovers!   8/1: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: The #1 … Continued
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Every Book Hitting Shelves in February 2018

February may be the shortest month, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the biggest stack of books! Start building your TBR, because here’s what’s coming your way this February!   2/6: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes: The finale of the epic Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes is finally here. Magnus and Cleo‘s love will … Continued
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Books by Women of Color that You Need to Read This Year

If 2017 was the year of the woman, in 2018 women are keeping that momentum going and taking the world by storm. If the Golden Globes were any indication, women are finally (and rightfully) demanding to have their voices heard. And while we continue to show support from a social and political standpoint, we are also making … Continued
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