What is Goodbye?
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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.
Disney-Hyperion, 9780786807789, 64pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
About 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.