Irly new in town She ongs for a best *friend She meets a new boy named Free who has a grouchy attitude all the time She has to *She meets a new boy named Free who has a grouchy attitude all the time She has to 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 girls will The Christmas Scorpion (Jack Reacher, like it Since there is a girl on the cover boys may not go for it but they should Iove 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 Annotation written Jan 2018 for a course on children #Grades 3 4 Annotation written Jan 2018 for a course on children And the Crooked Places Made Straight literatureSmart and confident third grader Dyamonde Daniel has just moved across New York City with her mom after her parents divorced Now she s attending a new school wondering howong it l be before she makes new friends When another Black student Free joins her class she wonders why he s such a grumpy bully but she doesn t et him get 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 6 This " Age 6 This a cute short book Dyamonde is an outspoken Figlio dellolocausto little thingol 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 Mr Majeika and the School Book Week level wise because there s only so much but I m so very grateful this one exists and I m glad to be able to use it with my early reader crew Oh AND it s the start of series So if you get them hooked in the first one you ve basically struck teacher gold Thank you Nikki Dyamonde recently started a new school Sheives in a new apartment with her mom She s getting 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 grouchy people Dyamonde has ever met But she s not giving up until she knows what s going on with FreeI m thrilled to have 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 good uality midway books for those transitioning from Outliving 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 cityiving new school finding friends paying attention to others and All packed into a slim packageMake way here comes Dyamonde Daniel You l be glad you didRecommended grades 2 and up. Her new kid in her class He's grouchy but Dyamonde's determined to get to the bottom of his attitude and make a frie.
FREE DOWNLOAD Make Way for Dyamonde DanielRent points of view in our collections In this way Dyamonde delivers I hate the term sassy This is unfortunate when I read books ike 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 #assure you For a slim ittle 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 the book is written from Dyamonde s perspective but at east once we suddenly make a eap into Free s noggin as well It s a bit peculiar and wholly unexpected though it s not the ast time we get a peek into
his brain I suspect it s Ms Grimes s way of getting to the nut ofbrain I suspect it s Ms Grimes s way of getting to the nut of 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 et me tell you a ittle something about Ms Nikki Grimes First off her fans are dedicated souls each and every one I had a mother in my ibrary 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 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 Perfect Phrases for Lead Generation 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 instantly gravitate to when I read a book So I don t feel ualified to critiue his work here Il just say that the book is filled with his interior pictures and that he l 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 iable to find anywhere else The first sentence in this book is right on the money Dyamonde Daniel was a gem waiting to be discovered Find her on your ownFor ages 7 10 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 74 pages Great story with Hoot lots of humor Dyamonde is a feistyittle 3rd grader who is fa. Do attitude and awesome brain power she takes the whole neighborhood by storm The only thing puzzling her is the ot. Nikki Grimes does it again Another great book for students
This Is About A Sassy Confident Little Girl Who Isis about a sassy confident Red November little girl who is 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 toook forward to This book was a ot of fun as an early reader Dyamonde is a fantastic character full to This book was a ot of fun as an early reader Dyamonde is a fantastic character full feeling parent s divorce moving away from friends but also full of force She s spunky as all get out I want to be her friend My 3rd grade class enjoyed this story about friendship and finding your place in a new school or when facing change Dyamonde is intelligent spunky and courageous Early chapter books are a pistol You d think they were printed on pages of silver and gold the way publishers dole them out on their ists For those kids transitioning from early readers to 200 page tomes early chapter books are hugely important So when I find a good one I atch onto it my teeth A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, lock my jaw and don tet go 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 l be happy that you did She s a third grader with wild crazy #Daniel You l be happy that you did She s a third grader with wild crazy 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 best 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 grumpiest 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 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 Architecture by Birds and Insects like about Dyamonde Daniel is that this isn t a story about some girl whoives in the suburbs and has her own room and puppy Dyamonde has slept on the couch ever since her parents split up and her mom had to move to Washington Heights The book deals with issues Beyond Carnival like unemployment divorceack 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 Microsociology level fail to do too I mean when was theast time you read an early chapter reader that discussed whether or not a name Lefty like Reed was the kind of name you d see on a black kid We need books with diffe. 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.