The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

Illustrations by Kadir Nelson

First Release:

July 2019

ISBN: 9781328780966

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present.

Author 's note. Further information on people and events in book. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781328780966
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Versify
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 10 1/2" x 11"
    Dewey Classification: 811/.6
    Genre: Fic
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