PPBF: The Undefeated

Author: Kwame Alexander
Illustrator:
 Kadir Nelson
Publisher: 
HMH, 2019
Age: 
4-100
Themes: African-Americans, Children’s poetry,
OpeningGrandfather was a man of few words .

Summary:(from my library catalog) The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

I like this book because: the illustrations grab you and do not let you go! So beautiful, so arresting, and the use of negative space is equally powerful. Now imagine that they not only amplify the text, but are equal to this gorgeous of endurance and spirit, of love. Still get the chills writing this post.

Resources/activities: do not wait for a specific month dedicated to African-Americans, read the stories of the figures mentioned, and beyond, throughout the year.

For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog  HERE.

10 thoughts on “PPBF: The Undefeated

  1. I’ve been meaning to read this. The illustrations are stunning. And I’m sure the text is quite powerful. I love Kwame Alexander’s writing. And his subject matter is important. Thanks for the reminder. Just put it on hold at the library. Cheers!

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