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The undefeated / by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

By: Alexander, KwameContributor(s): Nelson, KadirPublisher: Boston : Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 x 29 cmContent type: | Media type: | Carrier type: | ISBN: 9781328780966; 1328780961Subject(s): African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Juvenile poetry | African Americans -- Poetry | American poetry | Children's poetry, American | Poetry | Children's poetry | Picture books for childrenAwards: Caldecott Medal Winner, 2019 | Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 2019 | Newbery Honor Book, 2019Summary: "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Black History Month Children's Literature
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Picture Book Picture Book NMC Library
Picture Book Collection PZ9.1 .A36 A64 2019 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available Soon 33039001459956

"The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.

Caldecott Medal Winner, 2019

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 2019

Newbery Honor Book, 2019

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