Exquisite: The Poetry And Life Of Gwendolyn Brooks

bySuzanne SladeIllustratorCozbi A. Cabrera

April 7, 2020|
Exquisite: The Poetry And Life Of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade
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A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

A 2021 Association of Library Service to Children Notable Children's Book
 
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.
 
Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several about other groundbreaking women, such as Dangerous Jane and A Computer Called Katherine. Slade lives in Libertyville, Illinois. Cozbi A. Cabrera holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has illustrated several books for children and is also w...
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Title:Exquisite: The Poetry And Life Of Gwendolyn Brooks
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:48 pages, 10.85 X 8.85 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:48 pages, 10.85 X 8.85 X 0.6 in
Published:April 7, 2020
Publisher:Abrams Books for Young Readers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:6
ISBN - 13:9781419734113

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