A Pocketful of Poems

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A Pocketful of Poems

I have a pocketful of words.
I play with them sometimes.
I use them in haiku.
You can borrow most of them
if you want to.

Author: Nikki Grimes

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Category: Children

A Pocketful of Poems

Nikki Grimes began penning poetry at the age of six. Her many award-winning titles include the picture books Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, which won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and Meet Danitra Brown, which won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Coretta Scott King Author Honors went to her novels The Road to Paris, Jazmin’s Notebook, and Dark Sons, and her novel Bronx Masquerade won the Coretta Scott King Author Award. She lives in Corona, California.

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