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A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks (Volume 3) (People Who Shaped Our World)

This book is about Gwendolyn Brooks
Dive into the profound world of Gwendolyn Brooks with "A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks" (Volume 3) from the "People Who Shaped Our World" series, a captivating portrayal by Alice Faye Duncan. This book, celebrated with a Starred Review by School Library Journal and praised by Kirkus for its blend of biography and poetry, brings to life the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. Through Duncan's narrative, readers are invited to the South Side of Chicago where Brooks, fueled by her passion and the support of her parents, transformed her early love for reading and writing into a formidable voice in poetry. Her work, encapsulating the Black urban experience and women's roles, resonates deeply within the themes of racial justice and education equity. Ideal for elementary-school readers, this book not only explores Brooks' 20 poetry collections, two autobiographies, and a novel, but also her relentless revision process and the triumphs overcoming racial and gender barriers. Published on January 1, 2019, and featured on the Chicago Public Libraries list of Best Informational Books for Young Readers, this beautiful text invites a new generation to discover the lyrical power and enduring relevance of Gwendolyn Brooks' work. How will you let her story inspire you to find your voice?
Published by Union Square Kids on January 1, 2019
48 pages
ISBN: 9781454930884
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Education Equity and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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