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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

This book is about Gwendolyn Brooks
"Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks" delves into the inspiring journey of Gwendolyn Brooks, a luminary who illuminated the nuances of African American life through her evocative verses. Born amidst the struggles of the Great Depression, Brooks turned the strife and beauty of her surroundings into poignant poetry, securing her place as the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize. This illustrated biography, adorned with the artistry of Cozbi A. Cabrera, captures the essence of Brooks' early years and her ascent as a formidable voice in literature. Honored as a 2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, this narrative not only celebrates Brooks' literary genius but also her impact on racial justice, gender equality, and education equity. Ideal for elementary school readers, "Exquisite" encourages young minds to explore poetry as a lens to view and influence the world, just as Brooks did. Will you see the beauty in your life through poetry?
Published by Harry N. Abrams on April 7, 2020
48 pages
ISBN: 9781419734113
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Education EquityGender Equality, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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