The Butterfly and the Baron gEarly chapter books are a pistol You d think they were printed on pages of silver andold the way publishers dole them out on their lists For those kids transitioning from early readers to 200 page tomes early chapter books are hugely important So when from early readers to 200 page tomes early chapter books are hugely important So when find a Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate (The Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter Book, good one I latch onto it my teeth lock my jaw and don t leto Sadly of these books I could probably count on one hand the number of early chapter readers that star characters that are contemporary African Americans Let s see books by Ann Cameron Karen English and now Nikki Grimes Meet Dyamonde Daniel You ll be happy that you did She s a third rader with wild crazy hair and who happens to be skinnier than half a toothpick She s also brilliant and fun but Dyamonde Daniel has a definite problem on her hands
what she really wants and needs is a she really wants and needs is a friend and there don t appear to be any takers in her new school Then one day another new kid comes to her class and his name is Free The problem Free is just the rumpiest mopiest rudest kid Dyamonde has ever met Before she knows it she s interested in what his problem is And in a mere 74 pages she has not only cheered him up she s found herself an unexpected new friend I don t mean to make broad Atlas of Anatomy generalizations but when reading early chapter books there are certain ideas and themes that just don t make an appearance all that often What I like about Dyamonde Daniel is that this isn t a story about someirl who lives in the suburbs and has her own room and puppy Dyamonde has slept on the
#Couch Ever Since Her Parents #ever since her parents up and her mom had to move to Washington Heights The book deals with issues like unemployment divorce lack of apartment space and having to move in with relatives At the same time this is not an issue book It s having too much fun to wallow in any misery It does things that other books for this reading level fail to do too I mean when was the last time you read an early chapter reader that discussed whether or not a name like Reed was the kind of name you d see on a black kid We need books with different points of view in our collections In this way Dyamonde delivers I hate the term sassy This is unfortunate when I read books like Sassy Little Sister Is Not My Name It would also be a problem here That is if Grimes ever pulled that word out of her repertoire But as it happens the term is never invoked Dyamonde may be outspoken and sometimes on the cusp of rude but that pseudo cute word sassy would rob her of her power if you ever used it on her She s extraordinary super smart and observant Far preferable I assure you For such a slim little book Grimes manages to tell a succinct smart story with plenty of character development and change Some of the writing choices struck me as surprising though For example the point of view pulls a sudden switcheroo roundabout page 44 which I thought was interesting Most of th. Dyamonde Daniel may be new in town but that doesn't stop her from making a place for herself in a jiffy With her can do attitude and awesome brain power she takes the whole neighborhood by storm The only. Found Dyamonde Daniel She is super smart observant and not afraid to speak her mind Overall she s brilliant It s very difficult to find ood uality midway books for those transitioning speak her mind Overall she s brilliant It s very difficult to find ood uality midway books for those transitioning leveled readers to traditional whatever that means chapter books It s even difficult to find them representing a diverse population And I m not just talking about race I m talking about all the other issues that are brought up in this book that aren t made into issues for Dyamonde I m also talking about divorce income city living new school finding friends paying attention to others and All packed into a slim Nikki Grimes does it again Another Under Crescent and Cross great book for students This is about a sassy confident littleirl who is new in town I think that it would be a terrific read for Gr 2 4 students It is short as well so would definitely appeal to reluctant readers as wellI believe that this is a series so to look forward to In her search to find a new best friend and make the best of a tough situation Dyamonde Daniels helps bring the antagonist Free out of his shell and into her sunshine Dyamonde a sassy smart and lively third rader shows what it takes to survive being the new kid to be yourself and stand up for what s right In defending fellow classmates from the wrath of Free she starts to peel away his tough exterior and et to the source of his anger which is sadness Watching their friendship bloom and find similarities in each other is a breath of fresh air Dyamonde overcomes her parents divorce moving starting a
New School And Making New Friends Withschool and making new friends with wit and tenacity It s so hard for me anyways to find a decent early readerlet alone with a PoC main character and decent writing and that s not offensive Ah Of course Nikki would be the
one to do it Hard to LOVE this book as an adult level wise because thereto do it Hard to LOVE this book as an adult level wise because there only so much but I m so very Vamped (Vamped, grateful this one exists and I mlad to be able to use it with my early reader crew Oh AND it s the start of series So if you Egomaniac get them hooked in the first one you ve basically struck teacherold Thank you Nikki My 3rd rade class enjoyed this story about friendship and finding your place in a new school or when facing change Dyamonde is intelligent spunky and courageous Annotation written Jan 2018 for a course on children s literatureSmart and confident third rader Dyamonde Daniel has just moved across New York City with her mom after her parents divorced Now she s attending a new school wondering how long it ll be before she makes new friends When another Black student Free joins her class she wonders why he s such a The End of the Hunt grumpy bully but she doesn t let himet away with it With a positive focus on friendship Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel also casually explores how divorce and unemployment can affect children The comprehensive themes yet accessible storyline make this a strong beginner chapter book Age E Daniel the spirited star of a new series by Nikki Grimes With her upbeat take charge attitude Dyamonde is a character to cheer for and the fun accessible storytelling will hook kids from the first page.
Nikki Grimes ☆ 9 DownloadE book is written from Dyamonde s perspective but at least once we suddenly make a leap into Free s noggin as well It s a bit peculiar
And Wholly Unexpected Though Itwholly unexpected though it not the last time we Rozvaliny Gorlanu (Hraničářův učeň, get a peek into his brain I suspect it s Ms Grimes s way ofetting to the nut of the matter in as short a time as possible Kids won t notice it much but for adults it may prove to be blink worthy Now let me tell you a little something about Ms Nikki Grimes First off her fans are dedicated souls each and every one I had a mother in my library the other day that was desperate for Nikki Grimes books beyond The Road to Paris Anything would do I ended up having to hand her some Sheila Moses and Jackie Woodson instead since Ms Grimes has only written a couple middle Bikini grade novels I suppose that had the opportunity presented itself I could have mentioned Dyamonde Daniel though this series is a bit young for the kid ready for Paris Now I ll admit to you that when it comes to interior illustrations there are some artists that do it for me and some that don t And while I respect R Gregory Christie his pictures just aren t the ones I instantlyravitate to when I read a book So I don t feel ualified to critiue his work here I ll just say that the book is filled with his interior pictures and that he ll often illustrate a chapter opening with images of what s to come within that chapter With its petite size Grimes packs a wallop of a punch with the opening of this series Sweet and short with a point of view and voice you aren t liable to find anywhere else The first sentence in this book is right on the money Dyamonde Daniel was a em waiting to be discovered Find her on your ownFor ages 7 10 This is a cute short book Dyamonde is an outspoken little thing lol This book was a lot of fun as an early reader Dyamonde is a fantastic character full of feeling parent s divorce moving away from friends but also full of force She s spunky as 74 pages Great story with lots of humor Dyamonde is a feisty little 3rd Grader Who Is Fairly grader Who Is Fairly In Town She Longs is fairly in town She longs a best friend She meets a new boy named Free who has a rouchy attitude all the time She has to find out why he is so angry all the time This realistic fiction book is full of situations kids can relate to I think boys and Izmeklētājs. Būris girls will like it Since there is airl on the cover boys may not Dirty Dealing go for it but they should I love the character of Dyamonde She is fun and speaks the truth She is direct We need of that Bravo Highly recommended for Grades 3 4 Dyamonde recently started a new school She lives in a new apartment with her mom She setting the hang of things but what she really wants is a new friend Along comes Free another new student but he happens to be one of the most cranky moody Arnhem 1944 grouchy people Dyamonde has ever met But she s notiving up until she knows what s oing on with FreeI m thrilled to have. Thing puzzling her is the other new kid in her class He's awfully rouchy but Dyamonde's determined to et to the bottom of his frowning attitude and make a friend Readers will fall in love with Dyamond.