Monday, February 24, 2020

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander - ESSENTIAL

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson PICTURE BOOK Versify Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. $18. 9781328780966



Kwame Alexander's beautiful poem is an ode to Black America. Stunningly illustrated by Kadir Nelson it shows strength, determination, talent, dignity, fortitude and history. In so few words, I found myself in tears several times.

Alexander and Nelson's book should be displayed open and brought out often. No wonder it won a Newbery Honor, the Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award. Includes an author's note as well as a description of the historical figures and events. Knowing who these faces belong to, as well as their contribution to this rich heritage adds so much to the reading experience. I am so impressed with this amazing picture book.

Lisa Librarian

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