SAVE THE DATE - An Evening for Celebration – Auburn & its expanding Spirit of Diversity and Inclusion – Part One…Part Two is coming, sooner than later!
“Grimes’ presentation and talk will enable her to read excerpts from Chasing Freedom, and share the inspiration that drove her years-long journey to bring Tubman and Anthony back to life in their own stories, and in their own voices, set against the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Women's Suffrage Movement.”
|Nikki Grimes (Photo credit: Aaron Lemen)|
So what else do you need to know?
New York Times bestselling author, [she] is the recipient of the 2017 Children's Literature Legacy Award, 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.
An accomplished and widely anthologized poet of both children's and adult verse, Grimes has conducted poetry readings and lectures at international schools in Russia, China, Sweden and Tanzania, while short-term mission projects have taken her to such trouble spots as Haiti.
In 2005, Ms. Grimes was awarded the Golden Dolphin Award by the Southern California Children's Book Association, recognizing her body of work.
This event is made possible through the efforts of Anne Mlod, Laurel Ullyette, and Angela Daddabbo (Auburn Public Theater,) as well as their colleagues who are the Harriet Tubman Boosters and Friends of Seymour Library. So what else is HTB doing?