The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

Reviewed by Stephanie Ramirez (Library Staff)

This incredible poetry book by Newbery Award winner Kwame Alexander is not to be missed. Originally performed for an ESPN program of the same name, “The Undefeated” highlights the struggles, the trauma, the perseverance, the persistence and ultimately the hope of the African American experience in the United States. Beautiful illustrations by Kadir Nelson show famous African-Americans (Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass, just to name a few) and highlight lesser known heroes as well (African American soldiers during the civil war, for example). A stunning title that stays with you long after you read it.

Located in Children’s Nonfiction (J 811.6 ALE)

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