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Trailblazing Women Celebration: Gwendolyn Brooks

On Thursday, June 4th, at 1:00 pm CT, this virtual engagement, hosted by PBS Books and WTTW – Chicago PBS, will feature a talk with Suzanne Slade (Author) and Cozbi Cabrera (Illustrator) about “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks.” During this event, 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. It will be moderated by of PBS Chicago’s VP of Community Engagement Tim Russell.

This event is recommended for kids ages 7-13.  It will also encourage youth to engage in writing poetry during this unprecedented time and offer writing prompts.