Nikki Grimes is a New York Times best-selling author of many books for children, including Bronx Masquerade, which won the Coretta Scott King Award, and Words with Wings, which won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal. An accomplished poet, novelist, journalist, and educator, she was born and raised in New York and now lives in the Los Angeles area. Visit her online at nikkigrimes.com and on Twitter @nikkigrimes9.

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