Bloomsbury Children's Books One Last Word
Bloomsbury Children's Books One Last Word

One Last Word

By Nikki Grimes


Publication Date: August 4, 2020

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Ages 10 to 14

Wilder-winner Nikki Grimes’s powerful Harlem Renaissance poetry book that earned four stars—with color artwork throughout.

In this special book of poetry from a bestselling, award-winning author, Nikki Grimes finds inspiration from poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Moved by the evocative verse of legendary writers like Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, Grimes has composed gorgeous and thought-provoking new poetry with timely themes for today’s readers. Past and present come together in classic and newly composed poems that will inspire meaningful reflection.

This extraordinary collection is accompanied by unique, full-color artwork from exciting African American illustrators, including: Cozbi A. Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, E. B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Nikki Grimes, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon.

About the Author

Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include One Last Word, which has received four starred reviews, ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings. She lives in Corona, California. Visit her online at

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Publication Date: August 4, 2020

ISBN: 9781681196022

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