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Nikki Grimes [More about the Author]

Ages 7UP

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ANEESA LEE AND THE WEAVER'S GIFT

Nikki Grimes’ 13 interrelated poems introduce us to the young weaver Aneesa Lee who she herself is woven of black and white and Japanese, “a blend that sometimes led to teasing.” Aneesa learns through her weaving; "a herringbone of sadness, threads of anger and gladness", she can link the past and present people “in a community of cloth.” The emotionally expressive poetry enhanced with Ashley Bryan’s vivid tempera and gouache paintings is a beautiful metaphor.
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See also: JAZMIN'S NOTEBOOK
1999 Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Writing

DANITRA BROWN LEAVES TOWN [Best friends, series of letters, writing letters, poetry] [Lesson Plan]