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Abrams Books for Young Readers


New York, New York, United States of America

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Children's and Young Adult Literature | Library and Information Science | Poetry


Children's literature, reviews, Gwendolyn Brooks, poetry


Suzanne Slade writes her own kind of poetry in Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She chronicles the famous Pulitzer Prize poetic aspirations through life with an air that is truly, well, exquisite. Little Gwendolyn Brooks has a passion for poetry, and even as she struggles through the hardships of the Great Depression, can’t seem to fit in in high school, and faces poverty all through her adult life, she keeps writing. Exquisite incorporates real life quotes from Brooks and others, which provide elementary students with their first exposure to citations. The historical note and timeline the author includes give students a glimpse at historical context. Illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera depicts stunning and imaginative scenes that pair superbly with the poetic narrative Ms. Slade writes. Highly Recommended. Grace Kohler, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University



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Review of <em>Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks</em> by Suzanne Slade

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