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Exquisite: the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks

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Abrams Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2020.
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English
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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 the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize, receiving the award for poetry in 1950. And in 1958, she was named the poet laureate of Illinois. 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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9781419734113
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subject_facetAfrican American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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title_displayExquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks
title_fullExquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks / by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
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Brooks, Gwendolyn
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