Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
8.7 X 10.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419734113

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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.

Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"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 acrylic paint illustrations perfectly exemplify the title. . . A joyfully illustrated celebration of Brooks' good and important work."-- "Kirkus"
"This picture book biography contrasts painterly acrylic images of the child's ambitious dreams and the vibrant Bronzeville community that inspired much of her work."-- "BCCB (Bulletin of the Center for Children)"
"This fine biography should ignite readers' interest in exploring Brooks's exquisite writing."-- "Publishers Weekly"