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Publication Date: 2010
New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include 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. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in California.
Jamie4 Stars Out Of 5Thought provoking storyMarch 28, 2017JamieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Written in the same style as A Girl Named Mister, Nikki Grimes Dark Sons follows the same pattern of a Biblical voice and modern day teenager. Dealing with different themes of longing and desire to be loved, Dark Sons is another quick read for fans of lyrical and poetic writing.
I have to admit, this one was a bit more sad for me than the last one. I couldnt help but think of all the Sams I know (or have known) who are dealt hard blows and, while its a hard road, come out stronger for it. I thought Grimes did an excellent job with the emotions of each character in the short journal like entries.
I liked that it was from a viewpoint of Ishmael. I often find it easy to forget that these big names of the Bible were people just like me. With hurts, longings and desires. I thought Grimes did an excellent job exploring what it would have been like for Abrahams son.
This is my second book from Nikki Grimes and I look forward to more! Who have you recently read multiple books of?
(Thank you to BlinkYA for a copy of the book. All views expressed are my own.)
Originally posted at http://booksandbeverages.org/2017/03/28/dark-sons-nikki-grimes-book-review/