New Book Pays Homage to Chicago’s Gwendolyn Brooks

Looking for your kid’s next inspirational read? A new book, Exquisite, featuring the story and poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks just might be it. Brooks, the first black person to win the Pulitzer Prize, Chicago mom and Illinois’ long-time poet laureate, is famous for capturing life in her Chicago neighborhood.

In doing research for the book, illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera of Evanston, author Suzanne Slade of Libertyville discovered an unpublished poem, “Clouds,” in Brooks’ handwritten childhood journals, which is included in the book.

Follow Chicago Parent on Instagram.

This article originally appeared in Chicago Parent’s May 2020 magazine. Read the rest of the issue here.

- Advertisement -


What You Need to Know About Bed-Wetting

Brought to you by UChicago Medicine and Comer Children's.

Vacation Checklist for Kids to Help Them Pack for a Trip

Have them learn how to pack like a pro.

Chicago Kids Can Express Pandemic Feelings in Public Art Project

Artwork to tell the story of the pandemic through kids’ eyes.

12 Chicagoland Farmers Markets for Families

Support local farmers at these markets!

- Advertisement -