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. Cozbi A. Cabrera received a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design. Her cloth dolls (Munecas) have garnered the attention of collectors around the world and have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is the illustrator of the picture book Beauty, Her Basket, which Publishers Weekly called a quiet treasure in a starred review. Her work is featured in her eponymous shop and atelier in Brooklyn. She lives in New York City.
Children struggling to articulate gratitude will find numerous ways
to draw upon this-some may memorize or copy out favorite poems to
pass along, while others will be inspired to pen their own tender
Gratitude for simple pleasures and small kindnesses is the theme of Grimes's newest collection of poems. One can envision this collection stimulating discussions about the need to say 'thank you, ' as well as encouraging young writers to try their hand at expressing their thoughts in poetry, Good job.--Kirkus Reviews