Bronx masquerade / by Nikki Grimes.

By: Grimes, NikkiMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dial Books, c2002Description: 167 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0803725698; 9780803725690Subject(s): Poetry -- Fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Ethnicity -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Bronx, New York City -- FictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G88429 | Br 2002Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2003.Summary: While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
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While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.

Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2003.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 4.5 4.

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Gr 8 Up-Nikki Grimes's novel (Dial, 2001), a multifaceted look at life in a New York high school, is powerfully narrated by a talented cast. It presents an array of authentic inner-city teens inspired by one student's poetic response to the Harlem Renaissance. Soon everyone in class is volunteering to share their poetry during weekly Open Mike sessions. Characters first express their thoughts and then present their raps and rhymes as the story peels away the masks students often hide behind. Though the teens range from a basketball player who hides his intelligence to an Italian girl who changes her name in an attempt at racial solidarity, these unique characters also have a universal voice that will be recognizable to listeners. By using a cast of ten veteran narrators, the recording enhances the personality of each student. This Coretta Scott King award-winning novel offers numerous avenues to encourage young poets and may even promote more honest communication among teens. In the words of one teen in the novel, You can say anything, as long as it's a poem. An important addition to audio collections in middle school, high school, and public libraries.-Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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Nikki Grimes was born and raised in New York City. She began writing poetry at age six and is well-known for writing award-winning books primarily for children and young adults. Bronx Masquerade and Talkin' About Bessie both won Coretta Scott King Awards, and her poetry collections featuring Danitra Brown are very popular. Grimes received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 2006.

She has written articles for magazines including Essence and Today's Christian Woman, as well as hosted radio programs in New York and Sweden. She has lectured and read her poetry at schools in Russia, China, Sweden, and Tanzania. Grimes is also a prolific artist, creating works of fiber art, beaded jewelry, peyote beading, handmade cards, and photography.

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