Illustrations by Mike Benny
It’s bad enough that Xavier’s new stepbrother, Chris, has moved into Xavier’s room, but now it looks like he’s also trying to steal Mami by being the perfect kid.
Chris’s “Mr. Perfect” act may fool grown-ups, but Xavier can see straight through it.
He promises himself that he’ll never become real brothers with such a fake.
No brothers allowed!
In twenty powerful poems, two strangers learn to become brothers. Nikki Grimes captures the struggles—and eventual sweetness—of bringing together a family.