Nikki is Moore’s older half-sister, the daughter of Joy and her first husband, Bill. She struggles after the death of her stepfather, Westley, as this causes Bill to cease all financial and emotional support of her. While Nikki has a difficult time at high school in the Bronx, things ultimately turn out well; in the Epilogue Moore notes that she now runs her own events company in Virginia.
The timeline below shows where the character Nikki appears in The Other Wes Moore. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Is Daddy Coming with Us?
...However, Bill was addicted to alcohol and drugs, and after the couple had a child (Nikki), he became increasingly violent toward Joy. After one particularly awful episode, Joy pulled a knife... (full context)
Chapter 4: Marking Territory
...writing. Joy lives just outside Baltimore, working for a consultancy that works with charitable foundations. Nikki runs an event-planning business in Virginia and Shani graduated from Princeton and Stanford Law School,... (full context)