A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
"English manages to convey both the trials that best friends sometimes put each other through as well as how easy it can be to get the relationship back on track. A former teacher herself, English fondly depicts these tried-and-true dynamics." —Booklist
About the Author
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author who lives in Los Angeles, California. Her books about Nikki and Deja have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying story lines.
Karen is a retired elementary school teacher who taught in urban neighborhoods for many years, and she wrote these stories with her students in mind.
Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for children. Her artwork has also appeared in publications such as the New York Times and New York magazine.
Laura grew up in New York City and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. Her drawings for the Nikki and Deja books were inspired by her own childhood.