The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

Illustrations by Kadir Nelson

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.

Author 's note. Further information on people and events in book. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781328780966

JLG Release: July 2019

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Character Building Elementary

Grades 2-6

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12 books / $15.80 a book

  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9781328780966

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Hardcover edition

    Publisher

    Versify

    Page Count

    40

    Trim Size

    10 1/2" x 11"

    Dewey Classification

    811/.6

    Genre

    Fic


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