The UndefeatedBook - 2019
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SchoolCorps2 Apr 01, 2021
Inspired by Maya Angelou’s words that “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated,” Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson share a poem and portraits of Black people who fought and fight for freedom and respect for their humanity and Black lives. They recognize and honor both named and ... Read More »
SchoolCorps1 Oct 22, 2018
Grade 3 and up. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated in 2016, this poem chronicles the Black American experience, with gorgeous group portraits of athletes, writers, musicians, activists, heroes and children - all who have fought against unspeakable atrocities. Back notes give further b... Read More »
SchoolCorps3 Feb 12, 2020
Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award,
multcolib Sep 17, 2019
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.
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"I wanted to establish from the very beginning that much of what I'm talking about in this poem, so much of American history, has been forgotten, left out of the textbooks, and that to truly know who we are as a country, we have to accept and embrace all of our woes and wonders." --author Kwame Alexander
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