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BULLET Adela Riek Scharr Medallion Winner

Nikki Grimes - 2003 Recipient

Nikki Grimes received the Scharr Medallion in 2003 as part of the St. Louis Public Library's Aviation History Month activities. She was honored for her book, Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman, which uses poetry to humanize the first African-American aviator. This book received an Author Honor in 2003 from the Coretta Scott King Task Force.

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Nikki Grimes

 

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