june, 2020

thu04jun2:00 pm3:00 pmMoved OnlineTrailblazing Women for Kids (Ages 7-13)PBS Books Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/PBSBooks12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Facebook Live with PBS Books

Event Details

Join us on Thursday, June 4 at 2pm ET/11am PT for Trailblazing Women for Kids (Ages 7-13), a talk with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) about “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks.” The conversation will be moderator by PBS Chicago’s Tim Russell, VP of Community Engagement.

Trailblazing Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was the First African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her outstanding poetry. From Chicago, Gwendolyn wrote about “real life” from a young age.

Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) teamed up in “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks” (released in April 2020) to explore Gwendolyn’s amazing path and poetry, as well as the intersections of race, gender, and the ubiquitous poverty of the Great Depression.

During this virtual engagement, you will hear the read-aloud of the book, learn about the surprising 5+ year research process (primary source research) in a fun and relatable way, and have the opportunity to investigate the author/illustrator’s collaboration and inspiration in this fabulous children’s book about this iconic woman.




Fernandina Beach Library904-530-6500 or libraryinfo@nassaucountyfl.com