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Exquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks / by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera.

Slade, Suzanne, (author.). Cabrera, Cozbi A., (illustrator.).

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  • 13 of 20 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sherman Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Sherman Library JB BROOKS (Text to phone) 34060149335253 Juvenile New Biography Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
A biography of African American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks.
"Before Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize, she was a little girl who dared to dream. Gwendolyn grew up surrounded by fine poetry. From an early age, she memorized the poems her father read to her and soon began to pen her own. Gwendolyn found inspiration all around her: in the colorful clouds overhead; in the people in her neighborhood; in loss, loneliness, and love. This picture book biography shares Gwendolyn's journey as she creates a beloved body of work and shows readers how her dream became her exquisite future."--book jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-9 years
Grades levels 1-4
Lexile measure 870L
Awards Note:
2021 Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor Book
2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book
2021 Association of Library Service to Children Notable Children's Book
Subject: Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000 > Juvenile literature.
Poets, American > 20th century > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American poets > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000.
Poets, American > 20th century.
African American poets.
African American women > Biography.
Genre: Picture books.

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