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Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book (Hardcover)

Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)

Other Books in Series

This is book number 3 in the A Dyamonde Daniel Book series.


Dyamonde really wants red high-top sneakers. Too bad they're so expensive! A classmate tells her it's her mom's job to give her what she needs, but when Dyamonde tries that argument, her mom teaches her a lesson by literally only giving her what she needs. Now Dyamonde is down to almost zero outfits! But then she finds out one of her friends has it much worse, and she's determined to do what she can to help.

Coretta Scott King Award winner Nikki Grimes' third book starring the unstoppable Dyamonde Daniel will delight fans and new readers alike, with energetic storytelling, relatable situations and Dyamonde's spitfire personality.

About the Author

Nikki Grimes is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of dozens of children’s and young adult books as well as a poet and journalist.
Among the many accolades she has received are the Golden Dolphin Award (2005),the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children (2006), the Coretta Scott King Award (2003) for Bronx Masquerade, and the Horace Mann Upstanders Award (2011) for Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book. Additionally, her book Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope (illustrated by Bryan Collier) was a New York Times bestseller, and she was acknowledged as an NAACP Image Award Finalist in 1993 for her book Malcolm X: a Force for Change. Her books Meet Danitra Brown (illustrated by Floyd Cooper), Jazmin's NotebookTalkin' About Bessie (illustrated by E.B. Lewis), Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings were each awarded Coretta Scott King Honors. Visit her online at www.nikkigrimes.com.

Praise For…

Dyamonde's readers will enjoy seeing a strong, smart African-American girl face the same challenges they do. A treasure."--Kirkus Reviews

"An enjoyable story with a good life lesson."--School Library Journal

"Readers will identify strongly with the emotions and actions of Dyamonde as she works through her problem."--Children's Literature

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399251771
ISBN-10: 0399251774
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 28th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: A Dyamonde Daniel Book

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