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The Undefeated
Contributor(s): Alexander, Kwame (Author), Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1328780961     ISBN-13: 9781328780966
Publisher: Versify
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: April 2019
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry - General
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - General
Dewey: 811.6
LCCN: 2018035030
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: 1-4
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 11.1" W x 10.6" (1.25 lbs) 40 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Black History
- Topical - Real Life Heroes
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2019 pg. 110
Booklist 02/15/2019 pg. 42
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2019 pg. 93
School Library Journal 04/01/2019 pg. 100
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 502169
Reading Level: 2.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

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.


Contributor Bio(s): Alexander, Kwame: -

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, The Playbook 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of Life, Swing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated.

A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch. He's led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded.

www.kwamealexander.com
Twitter: @kwamealexander
Instagram: @kwamealexander
Nelson, Kadir: - Kadir Nelson is a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. Among his other awards are an NAACP Image Award, and the 2009 and 2014 Coretta Scott King Author Award. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and The New Yorker. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

www.kadirnelson.com
Twitter: @kadirnelson
Instagram: @kadirnelson
 
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