Bronx Masquerade - Nikki Grimes

Bronx Masquerade

By Nikki Grimes

  • Publication Date: 2001-12-31
  • Genre: Poetry
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 149 Ratings)

Book Overview

When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There's Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved. Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence. Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother OD's. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.

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Users Reviews

  • Must read

    By Coolcat2234
    This book is amazing
  • Inspirational

    By Mitchell Poopsalot
    This is an amazing read and it will change my life forever. Nikki Grimes did amazing on making the reader feel sympathy toward the characters especially Porscha and Leslie. Enjoy!
  • Amazing book!

    By A_s_h_l_e_¥•
    Read this book in school. This is the best book I've read in a long time! It makes me think about how thankful and blessed I really am.
  • Bronx masquerade

    By Anonymous 436668574774874?.
    Really good book
  • bronx masquerade

    By BurritoFavor4
    amazingggggggggggggggggggg book
  • Eye-Opening

    By oyovwi attah
    When I was in middle school I would read this book over and over again. It taught me a lot at a young age. This novel shows that we are all family. And that our differences should be identifiers not barriers. The adage in the story is never judge a book by it's cover. I'm 16-year old African-American.
  • Good Book

    By blue blaster
    Read this in my 8th grade english class and it's great. A must buy book.
  • Awesome

    It shows that no one is really different and we all similarities. The poems are really great!!! Take place during the Harlem renaissance and makes you visualize what wad happening during those times. :D
  • Awesome

    By lil`j
    Best book ever, it really makes you think and makes you grateful for what you have