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Bronx Masquerade

Bronx Masquerade

by Nikki Grimes

When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class and reads it aloud, poetry-slam-style, he kicks off a revolution. Soon his classmates are clamoring to have weekly poetry sessions. One by one, eighteen students take on the risky challenge of self-revelation. Award-winning author Nikki Grimes captures the voices of eighteen teenagers through the poetry they share and the stories they tell, and exposes what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.

Ages
14, 12, 15, 13, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 12
Grade Level Equivalent
5.1
Lexile Measure
670L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
W
Publisher
Dial Books
Number of Pages
176
Genre
Poetry and Rhymes, Young Adult

About the Author

Nikki Grimes Nikki Grimes has written for very young children, middle readers, young adults, and adults. She is a versatile and insightful observer of human nature, writing prose that is precise, poetry that is lyrical. Her acclaimed body of work includes the poetry books Come Sunday, an ALA Notable Book, A Dime a Dozen, a Junior Library Guild selection, and the young adult novel, Jazmin's Notebook, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

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