Bronzeville Boys and Girls
by Gwendolyn Brooks
In 1956, Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks composed a collection of poems that celebrated the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood.
This classic picture book from Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, paired with full-color illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold, explores the lives and dreams of the children who live together in an urban neighborhood. In 1956, Gwendolyn Brooks created thirty-four poems that celebrated the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. Bronzeville Boys and Girls features these timeless poems, which remind us that whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neighborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and new experiences.
Hardcover | 48 pages | Harper Collins | 2006