for Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes and Floyd Cooper
Thirteen poems about the friendship of two young African-American girls living in a city neighborhood. Title character Danitra Brown has a strong sense of heritage, self and self-respect, giving her a dynamic presence. Her best friend, Zuri Jackson, is shy and less confident, but it is her narrative voice which carries each poem, the themes of which extend from their friendship and families to growing up African-American and female. Together, Nikki Grimes' free-verse text and Floyd Cooper's warm-toned paintings capture the moments of joy and moments of sadness that best friends share. (Ages 7-10)
CCBC Choices 1994. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994. Used with permission.
This spirited collection of poems introduces young readers to Danitra Brown, the most splendiferous girl in town, and her best friend, Zuri Jackson. "The poignant text and lovely pictures are an excellent collaboration, resulting in a look at touching moments of universal appeal."--School Library Journal.
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