Poetry Friday: Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes’ book Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman (Orchard, 2002) is the biography, written in 20 voices, of the first African American licensed female pilot.

Listen to Nikki Grimes share more about Elizabeth Coleman and read a poem from the book. Enjoy!

A favorite line from this poem:

I haven’t made up my mind about being a pilot,
but Bessie made me believe I could be anything.

The original book reading with Nikki Grimes was created as part of the Coretta Scott King Book Award Curriculum Resource Center.

Poetry Friday is hosted at Check It Out this week.

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One Response to Poetry Friday: Nikki Grimes

  1. Stacy Nockowitz March 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Here’s my entry for Poetry Friday for 3/5. I hope I’m leaving this link in the right place!
    Thanks!
    Stacy

    http://somenovelideas.typepad.com/some-novel-ideas/2010/03/poetry-friday-gary-soto.html

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