Nine-year-old Zimri is not pleased about leaving his friends and moving 500 miles away to a new place when his father loses his job. Zimri worries that it will be hard to make new friends in Granger, Texas. But Zimri is excited when Uncle Krusty takes him to the park and introduces him to a group of kids. There's Toonie, Shock, Totty, Boom-Boom, and Wheeler, and they all have fun playing together and eating ice cream. Zimri suddenly realizes that everyone he's met has a nickname, and he dreams of having a nickname, too. But how will he find the nickname that's just right for him? I Gotta Get a Nickname follows Zimri on his journey to being accepted in his new community.
Advance Praise for I Gotta Get a Nickname!
"The author has such a unique and amazingly fresh viewpoint. She is sure to join the list of best-selling children's books." -Doris McDonald, President, Williamson County African American Chamber of Commerce "A funny and tender tale about finding one's place in this world! Full of larger-than-life characters, whose (nick)names you will not soon forget!" -Brandon Edwards, Screenplay Writer, Austin, Texas