Trailblazing Women Author Talk for Kids
Join us on to celebrate Trailblazing Women with a book talk on “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator).
Trailblazing Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the First African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her outstanding poetry. From Chicago, Gwendolyn wrote about “real life” from a young age.
Suzanne Slade and Cozbi Cabrera teamed up in “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” (released in April 2020) to explore Gwendolyn’s amazing path and poetry, as well as the intersections of race, gender, and the ubiquitous poverty of the Great Depression.
During this virtual engagement, you will hear the read-aloud of the book, learn about the surprising 5+ year research process (primary source research) in a fun and relatable way, and have the opportunity to investigate the author/illustrator’s collaboration and inspiration in this fabulous children’s book about this iconic woman.
This program will be moderator by PBS Chicago’s Tim Russell, VP of Community Engagement.