by Nikki GrimesThis recording is coming on MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio in April.
Also available on Hoopla, Audible.com, and Overdrive
Dyamonde Daniel has her eye on a new pair of red high-top sneakers. Following some bad advice from a classmate, she thinks she has the right idea to go about getting them – by demanding her mother buy them! Unfortunately for Dyamonde, Mrs. Daniel doesn’t appreciate being told what to do and decides to teach her daughter a lesson. Soon Dyamonde finds herself in a clothing crisis, with almost zero to wear!
Dyamonde is furious. But she begins to realize that some people have troubles much greater than hers . . . including her friend, Isabel Martinez, whose family has suffered a real crisis. Deciding she must she must help the Martinez family, Dyamonde enlists the aid of everyone she knows to do so.
Witty and endearing, this heart-warming tale – read by Nikki Grimes herself – beautifully displays the difference between “wanting” and “needing.”