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of biography and Brooks' own poems makes for a strong, useful, and
beautiful text . . . A solid introduction to a brilliant
Alice Faye Duncan tells the story of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first
Black author to win the Pulitzer Prize.
SING a song for
Sing it loud—a
With a voice both
wise and witty, Gwendolyn Brooks crafted poems that captured the
urban Black experience and the role of women in society. She grew up
on the South Side of Chicago, reading and writing constantly from a
young age, her talent lovingly nurtured by her parents. Brooks
ultimately published 20 books of poetry, two autobiographies, and one
novel. Alice Faye Duncan has created her own song to celebrate
Gwendolyn’s life and work, illuminating the tireless struggle of
revision and the sweet reward of success.