Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes
Dyamonde, a third-grader, has wild-crazy hair, is skinnier than half a toothpick, and is more than equal to the challenge of entering the crowded field of confident grade school heroines.–New York Times
Dyamonde Daniel may be new in town, but that doesn’t stop her from making a place for herself in a jiffy. With her can-do attitude and awesome brainpower she takes the whole neighborhood by storm. The only thing puzzling her is the other new kid in her class. He’s grouchy – but Dyamonde’s determined to get to the bottom of his attitude and make a friend.