cover image MY MAN BLUE


Nikki Grimes, , illus. by Jerome Lagarrigue. . Puffin, $6.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-14-230197-5

In 14 knowing, heartfelt poems, the author invites readers to witness the friendship that blossoms between a fatherless African-American boy and a tough-looking man who has lost his son to the streets. Though each of these accomplished poems could easily stand alone, together they form an enticing story," said PW in a starred review, praising the artist's "remarkable color sense." Ages 4-8. (Dec.)