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A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks
by Alice Faye Duncan, Illustrated by Xia Gordon

Publication Date: Jan 01, 2019
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781454930884
Imprint: Sterling Children’s Books
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc
Parent Company: Barnes & Noble
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“A stirring, accessible introduction to Gwendolyn Brooks and a must-have for all elementary collections.” —School Library Journal (Starred review) “The combination of biography and Brooks’ own poems makes for a strong, useful, and beautiful text … A solid introduction to a brilliant writer”—Kirkus.

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Acclaimed writer Alice Faye Duncan tells the story of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize.

SING a song for Gwendolyn Brooks. Sing it loud—a Chicago blues. With a voice both wise and witty, Gwendolyn Brooks crafted poems that captured the urban Black experience and the role of women in society. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, reading and writing constantly from a young age, her talent lovingly nurtured by her parents. Brooks ultimately published 20 books of poetry, two autobiographies, and one novel. Alice Faye Duncan has created her own song to celebrate Gwendolyn’s life and work, illuminating the tireless struggle of revision and the sweet reward of success.




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