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

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Nelson, Kadir, (illustrator.).

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  • 76 out of 111 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Roddenbery Memorial Library System.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781328780966
  • ISBN: 1328780961
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

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"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.
Subject: African Americans > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General.
African Americans > Poetry.
American poetry.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Poetry.
Summary: "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."--
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