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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Exquisite shares the life of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. She was inspired by the world around her, and she wrote about real-life topics such as love, loneliness, family, inequality, poverty and war. In 1950, Gwendolyn was the first black person to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and in 1958 she was named Poet Laureate of Illinois.