Nikki Grimes


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in New York City, New York, The United States
October 20, 1950

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Owning Our Words

The person currently occupying the White House has a penchant for spewing hate speech, as we have been reminded with his racist tweets suggesting that four outspoken Congresswomen, who happen to be people of color, should “go back to where they came from,” never mind that three of the four were, in fact, born right […]
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“Choose whatever box you like, Mike. Just don't put me in one, son. Believe me, I won't fit.”
Nikki Grimes, Bronx Masquerade

“Trauma is a memory hog,
It gobbles up all available space
in the brain,
leaves little room to mark
daily happenstances,
or even routine injuries
which are less than
life-threatening.”
Nikki Grimes, Ordinary Hazards

“You have to take people one at a time, check out what's in their head and heart before you judge.”
Nikki Grimes, Bronx Masquerade

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