At a glance:
- Author: Gwendolyn Brooks
- First Published: 1956
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: African Americans, Children, Family or family life, United States or Americans, Adolescence, Blacks, Poetry or poets, Inner cities or inner-city life, Animals
Gwendolyn Brooks’s Bronzeville Boys and Girls, a collection of thirty-four poems, portrays the lives of children living on the South Side of Chicago. While this area called Bronzeville has been known as an economically challenged and violence-plagued section of town, it was home to Brooks for her entire life, and she portrays its vibrancy with the assistance of illustrator Faith Ringgold, whose bold use of color captures the dynamic nature of the community and of the children who inhabit it. While Brooks’s first book of poetry, A Street in...
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