Exquisite (Hardcover)

The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419734113, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
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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.

Praise For Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

"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