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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

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List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Classification: Poetry
Target Age Group: Early Reader
ISBN13: 9781419734113
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Parent Company: La Martinière Groupe
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Book Description:A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize

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 named the poet laureate of Illinois in 1958. A bold artist who from a very young age dared to dream, Brooks will inspire young readers to create poetry from their own lives.


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