NIKKI GRIMES is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable boo" What is Goodbye?, " as well as the novels "Jazmin's Notebook", "Dark Sons", and "The Road to Paris", all of them Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for "Bronx Masquerade". Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California. Visit Nikki at www.nikkigrimes.com.