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Published on Dec 26, 2018
Gwendolyn Brooks was an American poet, who mastered the music of words on the South Side of Chicago. She comes along in 1950 to be a bridge between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement. She was the first Black writer awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Her poems moved the common folk. She also mastered meticulous sonnets with the greatest technical precision. Her most famous poems are WE REAL COOL, BEAN EATERS, SONG IN THE FRONT YARD and THE MOTHER.
A SONG FOR GWENDOLYN BROOKS is the poet's biography told in 9 poems that require the reader to speak them aloud. Share this video presentation across the ages with children, teens and adults. It is suited for all listeners and learners--who love the lyricism found in language. Free lesson plans for teachers and librarians are available at www.alicefayeduncan.com
This is a reading and virtual book signing. Purchase A SONG FOR GWENDOLYN BROOKS from your favorite vendor online or from a local bookstore. Online vendors are listed below. Send Alice Faye Duncan your email address and she will forward you an autographed sticker for your purchase. ____________________________________________________________________