Author Nikki Grimes

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The display runs from February 24 to March 24, 2017 and is located on the First Floor North of Pollak Library.

About the Curator

Joy Sage is an Instruction and Reference Librarian at CSUF's Pollak Library.

About the Author

Nikki Grimes is an award-winning children's and young adult author. Grimes also writes poetry for children and adults. She is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamiliton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Grimes is the recipient of the 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. The award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

About the Display 

The book display contains books written by Nikki Grimes, and from the library's juvenile and young adult literature collection. All other juvenile and young adult literature is located on the fourth floor north of Pollak Library.


The curator wishes to thank Trish Campbell, Exhibit Program Coordinator, and students, Mariana Peñaloza, Kamille Torres, Karen Vazquez, and Minh Luc for their assistance.

Related Programming

An author lecture is scheduled for March 21, 2017 in PLN-130 with a book signing immediately following the lecture:

Visit the program page Author Talk with Nikki Grimes for more information. 


What is social justice, and how does it drive the poetry and fiction of Nikki Grimes?  Exploring her body of work with a special emphasis on books like One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance, Chasing Freedom:The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Bessie Coleman, and bestselling novel, Bronx Masquerade, Grimes whip-stitches poetry and fiction throughout her talk while discussing the threads of social justice that weave her literary works into a single tapestry, and why that theme is particularly pertinent today.

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Hours Staffed

All display and exhibit spaces are open during regular library operating hours.

Location & Floor Map

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