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The undefeated, by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Label
The undefeated
Title
The undefeated
Statement of responsibility
by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Award Winner, 2020
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner, 2020
  • Newbery Honor book, 2020.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Kwame
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
poetry
Reading level
2.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Kadir
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Children's poetry, American
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Children's poetry, American
  • African Americans
  • Children's poetry
  • African Americans
Target audience
primary
Label
The undefeated, by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Historical figures and events featured in 'The Undefeated': Jesse Owens -- Slavery -- Jack Johnson -- Romare Bearden -- Zora Neale Hurston -- Jacob Lawrence -- Henry Ossawa Tanner -- Augusta Savage -- Phillis Wheatley -- Langston Hughes -- Aaron Douglas -- Black soliders during the Civil War -- John Lewis -- Civil Rights Movement -- The Transatlantic slave trade -- Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Carol Denise McNair (16th Street Baptist Church bombing, 1963, Birmingham, Alabama) -- Sandra Bland -- Michael Bowen -- Tamir Rice -- Trayvon Martin -- Martin Luther King Jr. -- Wilma Rudolph -- Michael Jordan -- Althea Gibson -- Muhammad Ali -- Sheryl Swoopes -- Jesse Owens -- Serena Williams -- Reece Whitley -- LeBron James -- Thelonious Monk -- Louis Armstrong -- Billie Holiday -- Miles Davis -- Duke Ellington -- Sarah Vaughn -- Ella Fitzgerald
Control code
1077576840
Dimensions
28 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781713700951
Lccn
2018035030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077576840
Label
The undefeated, by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Historical figures and events featured in 'The Undefeated': Jesse Owens -- Slavery -- Jack Johnson -- Romare Bearden -- Zora Neale Hurston -- Jacob Lawrence -- Henry Ossawa Tanner -- Augusta Savage -- Phillis Wheatley -- Langston Hughes -- Aaron Douglas -- Black soliders during the Civil War -- John Lewis -- Civil Rights Movement -- The Transatlantic slave trade -- Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Carol Denise McNair (16th Street Baptist Church bombing, 1963, Birmingham, Alabama) -- Sandra Bland -- Michael Bowen -- Tamir Rice -- Trayvon Martin -- Martin Luther King Jr. -- Wilma Rudolph -- Michael Jordan -- Althea Gibson -- Muhammad Ali -- Sheryl Swoopes -- Jesse Owens -- Serena Williams -- Reece Whitley -- LeBron James -- Thelonious Monk -- Louis Armstrong -- Billie Holiday -- Miles Davis -- Duke Ellington -- Sarah Vaughn -- Ella Fitzgerald
Control code
1077576840
Dimensions
28 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781713700951
Lccn
2018035030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077576840

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