What is Goodbye?by Nikki Grimes, Raul Colon (Illustrator)
Jerilyn and Jesse have lost their beloved older brother. But each of them deals with Jaron's death differently. Jerilyn tries to keep it in and hold it together; Jesse acts out. But after a year of anger, pain, and guilt, they come to understand that it's time to move on. It's time for a new family picture-with one piece missing, yet whole again. Through the alternating voices of a brother and sister, Nikki Grimes eloquently portrays the grieving process in this gem of a book that is honest, powerful, and ultimately hopeful. Nikki Grimes is the distinguished author of more than two-dozen children's books. She received the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award for her novel Bronx Masquerade and a 2003 Coretta Scott King Honor citation for Talkin' About Bessie. Many of her books have been cited as Notable Books by the American Library Association, including Come Sunday, a picture book in verse; Something on My Mind; and Meet Danitra Brown, which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor. She lives in southern California.
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- 5.87(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Nikki Grimes won the 2005 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for Dark Sons. She is the distinguished author of more than thirty-one children's books, including What is Goodbye?, a 2004 ALA Notable Book. She received the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award for her novel Bronx Masquerade as well as a 2003 Coretta Scott King Author Honor for her picture book Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman. Many of her other books have been cited as Notable Books by the American Library Association, including Come Sunday, a picture book in verse; Something on My Mind; and Meet Danitra Brown, which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor. She lives in Corona, California.
Ral Coln has illustrated more than twenty-five books for children including Celebration by Jane Resh Thomas, A Band of Angels by Deborah Hopkinson, and What Is Goodbye? by Nikki Grimes. He's won a Pura Belpr Award for Illustration for Doa Flor: A Tall Tale About A Giant Woman With A Great Big Heart by Pat Mora, and has been awarded a Silver and Gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. He lives and works in New York.
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