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The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

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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.
A biography of African American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020]
ISBN: 9781419734113
Branch Call Number: X811 BROOKS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Cabrera, Cozbi A. - Illustrator


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Mar 16, 2021

This lovely picture book introduces children to the life of Gwendolyn Brooks and poetry. The illustrations are magnificient. Highly recommended and great read for Poetry month in April.

Jan 25, 2021

"Poetry comes out of life" -Gwendolyn Brooks.

Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustrator Honor Book. Robert F. Sibert Medal Honor Book.


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