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Exquisite : The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

By: Slade, Suzanne Cabrera, Cozbi(Illustrated by)

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1419734113 / 9781419734113
Hardback
07/04/2020
Stock expected by 09/03/2021
United States
216 x 267 mm 48 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 239211, Points 0.50, Book Level 4.80,
Early Years - Key Stage 1 Learn More

A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is known for her poems about "real life." She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty-showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem.

Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age.

This picture-book biography explores the intersections of race, gender, and the ubiquitous poverty of the Great Depression-all with a lyrical touch worthy of the subject.

Gwendolyn Brooks was the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize, receiving the award for poetry in 1950. And in 1958, she was named the poet laureate of Illinois.

A bold artist who from a very young age dared to dream, Brooks will inspire young readers to create poetry from their own lives.

BIC:

YNH History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage), YQH Educational: History

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