Dyamonde Daniel: Book 2

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by Nikki Grimes

Dyamonde Daniel’s best friend, Free, thinks he’s poor because he can’t buy a new video game. So when their teacher announces a poetry contest with a $100 prize, Free decides he’ll try to win it. But Free is not the only poet in the class. Before the contest is over everyone will know a little more about what being rich and being poor are really all about.

Author Nikki Grimes
Also in this series:
Narrator Nikki Grimes Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel
Length 43 mins Almost Zero
Series Dyamonde Daniel, Book 2 Halfway to Perfect
© Copyright 2009 Nikki Grimes
℗ Audio Copyright 2010 Full Cast Audio


“The timely topic and fast-moving plot will keep kids engaged in the story.  The issues addressed will resonate with many children and are made all the more accessible as seen through the eyes of such interesting, well-developed characters.
Their voices really shine, especially as brought to life by author Nikki Grimes’s narration.” — SoundCommentary, January, 2011

“Nikki Grimes’s beginning chapter book (Putnam, 2009) features inviting characters, an engaging story, and a look at the challenges of poverty. It also poses the question: What makes one truly rich? The rhythm, pacing, and tone of Grimes’s narration is captivating,” — School Library Journal, January, 2010 

“Grimes portrays Dyamonde’s infectious personality as she finds poetry in the most unexpected place and inspires Damaris to write with her heart. Grimes crisply weaves a story of friendship, trust, and poetry, and her straightforward delivery makes it ring true.” — AudioFile, Jan 13, 2011

Praise for the print version of Rich:

“Featuring several of the same vividly drawn African American characters as the first book in the Dyamonde Daniel series, the second volume looks at the sensitive issues of poverty and homelessness from different angles and in a reassuringly matter-of-fact way.” — Booklist 
“Fast-paced, believable urban school situations…make this a particularly relevant series entry for chapter-book readers.” — Kirkus Reviews 

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  1. Rich 0:58

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