They may be best friends, but Zuri Jackson and Danitra Brown respond very differently to the start of school. For Zuri, there are so many things to ponder -- a new teacher who replaced the old one she liked so much, passing math, and worrying about her mother's health. But for Danitra, the only real deal is being true to herself, having fun, and supporting Zuri in any way she can.
Multiple Coretta Scott King award winners Nikki Grimes and E. B. Lewis have poured their best into Danitra Brown, Class Clown. This third book starring Zuri and Danitra speaks to everyone who has faced the trials of a new school year.
About the Author
NIKKI GRIMES is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book" What is Goodbye?, " as well as the novels "Jazmin's Notebook", "Dark Sons", and "The Road to Paris", all of them Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for "Bronx Masquerade". Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California. Visit Nikki at www.nikkigrimes.com.
E. B. Lewis won the 2005 Caldecott Honor Book for Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, for Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes. Mr. Lewis teaches illustration at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.
“A must-buy for all libraries and a must-read for all Danitra and Zuri fans.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)