Almost Zero

Almost Zero

By Nikki Grimes; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399251771, 112pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2010

Description

Dyamonde really wants red high-top sneakers. Too bad they're so expensive! A classmate tells her it's her mom's job to give her what she needs, but when Dyamonde tries that argument, her mom teaches her a lesson by literally only giving her what she needs. Now Dyamonde is down to almost zero outfits! But then she finds out one of her friends has it much worse, and she's determined to do what she can to help.

Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes' third book starring the unstoppable Dyamonde Daniel will delight fans and new readers alike, with energetic storytelling, relatable situations and Dyamonde's spitfire personality.



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 atwww.nikkigrimes.com.

R. Gregory Christie is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Please visit his website to learn more: www.gas-art.com.