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Author Spotlight: Nikki Grimes

Author Spotlight: Nikki Grimes


Books by Nikki Grimes:

One Last Wordgarveys-choicepoems-in-the-atticwords-with-wingshalfway-to-perfectplanet-middle-schoolalmost-zerobarack-obama

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To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Author Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni

Author Spotlight: Nikki Giovanni


Books by Nikki Giovanni:

The Girls in the CircleRosaLincoln and DouglassThe Genie in the JarHip Hop Speaks to ChildrenThe Grasshoppers SongThe Sun is So Quiet

Reading Her Poem “Fame”:

Reading Her Poem “Bicycles”:


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More about Black History:


To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson

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Books:

Show WayLocomotionMiracle's BoysHushBrown Girl Dreaming

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Women’s History: Adventurers, Daredevils & Firsts

Women’s History: Adventurers, Daredevils & Firsts
Soar ElinorBrave HarrietBarreling Over Niagara FallsMrs Harkness and the PandaFly HighAmelia LostDaredevilFlying SoloSky High

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project

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Women’s History: Social Change Leaders & Activitists

Women’s History: Social Change Leaders & Activitists
Brave GirlClara BartonClaudette ColvinCoretta ScottDear MalalaEleanor Quiet No MoreElizabeth Leads the WayForbidden SchoolhouseGirl From the Tar Paper SchoolI Could Do ThatIda M TarbellSusan B AnthonyLibrarian of BasraMary Walker Wears PantsMy Name is GabrielaPaiute PrincessSeparate Is Never EqualSide By SideSonia Sotomayor

“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project

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