Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks (Hardcover)

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By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
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About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several about other groundbreaking women, such as Dangerous Jane and A Computer Called Katherine. Slade lives in Libertyville, Illinois. Cozbi A. Cabrera holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has illustrated several books for children and is also well known for her handmade cloth dolls. Cabrera lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Praise For…

"The biography’s awestruck, reverent tone is matched by the gorgeous acrylic paintings. . . A visually remarkable and inspiring introduction to the life of Gwendolyn Brooks."

— School Library Journal

"Cabrera’s strong, carefully composed acrylic illustrations beautifully evoke both the joy and the hardship in Brooks’s everyday life and in the life of the community that inspired her. Slade’s attention to detail, vigorous prose, and judicious use of the poet’s own words make this biography, and its subject, stand out." 

— Horn Book Magazine

"This fine biography should ignite readers’ interest in exploring Brooks’s exquisite writing."

— Publishers Weekly

"Cabrera's acrylic paint illustrations perfectly exemplify the title. . . A joyfully illustrated celebration of Brooks' good and important work."

— Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419734113
ISBN-10: 1419734113
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 48

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