Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

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Accessibility

  • HL670 Lexile
  • General (Polysemous words)  
  • Idioms and Allusions
  • Poets, sports, pop culture, Harlem Renaissance  
  • Typically first person
    • More accessible syntax

Relevance

  • High School, 18 narrators
  • Lupe, Gloria, Raul,  Mai Tren
  • Teen pregnancy, suicide, abuse, religion, repertoires

Goodness:  YES!  

Seal

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