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Nikki Giovanni



Biography

Nikki Giovanni has written many collections of poetry for both children and adults as well as several books for children including the Caldecott Honor-winning Rosa; The Sun is So Quiet; and Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking at the Harlem Renaissance Through Poetry. Nikki lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.
Nikki Giovanni