Nikki and Deja

Nikki and Deja

The Newsy News Newsletter

By Karen English; Laura Freeman (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547222479, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 2010


Newsy news is not just regular news. It's news that's interesting and exciting. Nikki and Deja know that there's plenty of newsy news happening on their block andat Carver Elementary, just waiting to be reported. Luckily, Nikki has herspecial pen and notepad, Deja has the use ofAuntie Dee's computer, andthey both have lots of ideas. Before long, the "Fulton Street Newsy News Newsletter" is born. At first, everyone wants to read what the girls have written. But after justone issue, some unexpected problems arise. Will Nikki and Deja's plans to become celebrated journalists succeed?

Like the first two Nikki and Deja stories, this accessible chapter book shines with emotional depth and humor, perfectly capturing the complexities and joys of elementary school girls' friendships.

About the Author

Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author whose books have been praised for their nuanced and accessible portrayal of girls' friendships. She is also an elementary school teacher, and lives in Los Angeles. Laura Freeman has illustrated many books for children, including two additional Nikki and Deja stories. She lives in New York City.