When Daddy Prays

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"When Daddy prays my fear of darkness disappears and angels tiptoe down the hall. I hear them through the door and wall ...when Daddy prays." In this collection of new poems by Nikki Grimes, a child learns about prayer from his father, whose prayers carry the family through each day -- no matter what the circumstances. Nikki Grimes believes that spirituality and prayer are signs of true strength and power. When Daddy Prays celebrates fathers who help their children see this. Nikki writes, "In my view there is no more powerful image than that of a strong man bowing before God." And illustrator Tim Ladwig has created remarkable images, rich with tenderness and touches of affectionate humor, to enhance and complete this exceptional book.

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Nikki Grimes believes that spirituality and prayer are signs of true strength and power. When Daddy Prays celebrates fathers who help their children see this.

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Nikki Grimes was born in Harlem and moved around a lot as a child. What she hung on to during this difficult time, as she relates in an interview, were books: "With all the moving around we did, the library was always a familiar place, a place of sanity. It was very much home." Nikki started writing at the age of six and has been a prolific writer ever since.

When asked about her life as a writer, she said, "The written word has always had a special fascination for me. It seemed uncanny that words, spread across a page just so, had the power to transport me to another time or place. But they could. I spent many hours ensconced in the local library readingóno, devouringóbook after book. Books were my soulís delight. Even so, in one sense, the stories I read betrayed me. Too few featured African Americans. Fewer still spoke to, or acknowledged the existence of, the particular problems I faced as a black foster child from a dysfunctional family and badly broken home. I couldnít articulate it then, but I sensed a need for validation that the books I read did not supply. When I grow up, I thought, Iíll write books about children who look and feel like me."

Her many titles include Jazminís Notebook (Dial), a Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book; Meet Danitra Brown (Lothrop) also a Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book; Bronx Masquerade (Dial), winner of the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award; and Come Sunday (Eerdmans) winner of an ALA Notable Award for Poetry. She is an accomplished and widely anthologized poet and has conducted poetry readings and lectures at International Schools in Russia, China, Sweden, and Tanzania. In her latest book, At Break of Day, Nikki retells the creation story portraying God the Father and God the Son as artists who delight in their work. When asked why she wrote this book, Nikki said, "I wanted to explore facets of the story that havenít been presented before so that readers could experience the old story with, I hope, some of the excitement I felt when I first encountered the original."

Nikki currently lives in Corona, California.

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