Danitra Brown, Class Clown (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780688172909, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 26, 2005
They may be best friends, but Zuri Jackson and Danitra Brown respond very differently to the start of school. For Zuri, there are so many things to ponder -- a new teacher who replaced the old one she liked so much, passing math, and worrying about her mother's health. But for Danitra, the only real deal is being true to herself, having fun, and supporting Zuri in any way she can.
Multiple Coretta Scott King award winners Nikki Grimes and E. B. Lewis have poured their best into Danitra Brown, Class Clown. This third book starring Zuri and Danitra speaks to everyone who has faced the trials of a new school year.
About the Author
Nikki Grimes began penning poetry at the age of six. Her many award-winning titles include the picture books Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, which won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and Meet Danitra Brown, which won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Coretta Scott King Author Honors went to her novels The Road to Paris, Jazmin's Notebook, and Dark Sons, and her novel Bronx Masquerade won the Coretta Scott King Author Award.
In 2017, Nikki Grimes was honored by the American Library Association with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of her substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
She lives in Corona, California.
E. B. Lewis has won several awards for his magnificent illustrations, including a Caldecott Honor for Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Talkin' About Bessie by Nikki Grimes. E. B. Lewis teaches illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and lives in Folsom, New Jersey.
Praise For Danitra Brown, Class Clown…
— School Library Journal (starred review)