Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

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

The biography of Pulitzer-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks reveals her childhood dreams and inspirations, her challenges with race, gender, and poverty, and her desires to share stories through poetry.


From the 2021 Sibert press release: In this luminous biography, lyrical text and vibrant illustrations celebrate the groundbreaking poet who would become the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize. Slade and Cabrera capture Gwendolyn Brooks’ inspiring determination to never give up on a dream.

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