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Urban Poetry
Favorite Authors - Nikki Grimes

My Man Blue (2002)

Author: Grimes, Nikki Illustrator: LaGarrique, J.
Publisher: Penguin Group
Number of pages: 32 pages

With his night-and-day shades and a frame like a "heavyweight boxing machine," it might seem like this guy would be someone to steer clear of....But that's not the way it is. Blue is the best friend a kid could ever have. Blue, who lost one boy to the streets-and is determined that this time will be different. And Damon, whose laugh reminds him of that child, and who, even though he's the "man of the house," knows there's room for a guy like Blue in his life. To shoot hoops with, bounce thoughts off of, to share a laugh and a hot dog with all the works. And to know that at the end of the day there's someone standing steadfast in his corner. Someone Blue.

ISBN 13: 978-0142301975
Reading Level (grade): 3.9
Reading Level (A-Z): P