Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rich by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Abstract: Dyamonde Daniel is excited about the local library’s poetry contest, and so is her friend Free. The prize is one hundred dollars—just think what they could buy with that much money! But when they find out that Damaris, one of their classmates, has been living in a homeless shelter, their ideas about what it means to be rich or poor start to change. And when they get to know Damaris, they realize the one who could use the prize money the most also happens to be the best poet in class.

Publisher: Putnam's Sons, 96 pages

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great book. My son is 9 years old, and he loved this book. He could relate to the concept of "rich" presented in this book, and the connection it made with friendship. He thinks the character, Dyamonde, is terrific. Also, he loved the illustrations.