Nikki and Deja (Nikki & Deja #1)

by Karen English (Author) Laura Freeman (Illustrator)

Nikki and Deja (Nikki & Deja #1)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Nikki & Deja

Will the new girl come between Nikki and Deja? When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club to exclude her. But the results are not what they expected--now they're in a fight with each other! Youngsters will find a lot to cheer for in this delightful story. The joys and complexities of school life are captured with finesse and humor, and the writing, complemented with charming illustrations, is spot on for readers ready to enjoy longer texts.

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Review quotes

In her first chapter book, English perceptively explores the undercurrent of insecurity and rivalry that threatens two African-American girls' friendship. —Publishers Weekly

Accesible writing, authentic characters, an easy-to-identify-with plot and Freeman's appealing black-and-white illustrations come together smoothly in this straightforward friendship tale. —Kirkus Reviews
Karen English
Coretta Scott King honoree Karen English is the author of It All Comes Down to This and the Carver Chronicles and Nikki and Deja series. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Freeman has illustrated many books, including her own Natalie's Hair Was Wild! and the Carver Chronicles series. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Clarion Books
Publication date
January 20, 2009
Nikki & Deja

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