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C is for City

Illustrated by Pat Cummings, written by Nikki Grimes

Boyd Mills

2002

When I was in art school at Pratt I was asked to illustrate a story by Nikki Grimes, but the project did not work out. Twenty years later, another manuscript of hers came my way. Nikki had written about a city that we both love. What a celebration! Her words are as lively and rhythmic, as colorful and as exciting as New York itself. It took a while, but I finally got a chance to dance with her words.