Nikki Grimes will be on Gordon’s campus Monday, November 27th to Thursday, November 30th as the eleventh annual Karla Harry Visiting Author. She will give presentations to all three divisions of the school, and lead workshops with Kindergarten classrooms, third, fifth and seventh grades, and faculty and staff.
A New York Times bestselling author, Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey's Choice, ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, Words with Wings, and The Road to Paris. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.