A Coretta Scott King Award winner!
Using the structure of a poetry slam, Nikki Grimes' award-winning novel is a powerful exploration of self, an homage to spoken-word poetry, and an intriguing look into the life of eighteen urban teens. This anniversary edition--celebrating ten years of this wonderfully evocative work--will feature discussion questions, testimonials from teachers, and an all new introduction from the author.
"All of the [students], black, Latino, white, male, and female, talk about the unease and alienation endemic to their ages, and they do it in fresh and appealing voices. Rich and complex."
"As always, Grimes gives young people exactly what they're looking for—real characters who show them they are not alone."
—School Library Journal
"Readers will enjoy the lively, smart voices that talk bravely, about real issues and secret fears. A fantastic choice."
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reviewUser Review - super star - Borders
Bronx Masquerade, by Nikki Grimes, is a great book, especially if you like poetry. It tells the story of 18 teenagers, all struggling through their senior year at high school. Their English teacher ... Read full review
Best book i have ever read in my life !!!!User Review - mrztazpooh14 - Borders
Pros: Very interesting and some really cool poems Cons: Kind of sad to read about other people's problems and how sad their lives are Best poetry book i have ever read!!!! Kind of sad to read about ... Read full review