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The undefeated / by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Nelson, Kadir, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 0 copies available at Roanoke Public Library.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Denton County. (Show)
  • 5 of 5 copies available at North Texas Library Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Aubrey Area Library J 811.6 ALE (Text) 33805000711079 Youth reading area Available -
Haslet Public Library J 811.6 ALE (Text) 36052000023214 Juvenile Non-fiction Available -
John Ed Keeter Saginaw Public Library E 811.6 ALE (Text) 30564005589987 New Easy Available -
John Ed Keeter Saginaw Public Library E 811.6 ALE (Text) 30564005593047 Easy Non-fiction Reshelving -
Sanger Public Library C 811 ALE (Text) 30382004120040 Children's Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328780966
  • ISBN: 1328780961
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
Caldecott Medal.
Newbery Honor.
Coretta Scott King Award.
Subject: African Americans > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Civil rights > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Genre: Picture books for children.

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