New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the American Library Association Notable Book "What Is Goodbye?" and the novels "Jazmin's Notebook," "Dark Sons" and "The Road to Paris," which is a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book. Grimes is also the creator of the popular "Meet Danitra Brown." Her recent books are "Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book," "Voices of Christmas" and "Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel," all published in 2009. She lives in California.
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