Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
Author(s):
Suzanne Slade
Illustrator(s):
Cozbi A. Cabrera
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
ISBN:
978-1419734113
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) is known for her poems about love, loneliness, family, and poverty—showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. The book follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age. The 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. A bold artist who, from a very young age, dared to dream.

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