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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Written by Suzanne Slade & illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
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Apr 7, 2020
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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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Suzanne Slade

Suzanne is the award-winning author of more than 130 children’s books. A mechanical engineer by degree, she enjoys writing on STEM topics, as well as fascinating historical figures.

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Cozbi A. Cabrera

Cozbi A. Cabrera received a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She is the illustrator of several acclaimed children’s picture books, and she also designs clothes and makes cloth dolls that have garnered the attention of collectors around the world and have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Chicago.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781419734113
Publication Date:
April 7, 2020
Illustration Details:
Acrylic paint
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1035774238
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1419734113

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