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The undefeated

Author: Kwame Alexander; Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Boston : Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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. 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Narrative poetry
Picture books for children
Picture books
Juvenile works
Children's poetry
Juvenile literature
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kwame Alexander; Kadir Nelson
ISBN: 9781328780966 1328780961 9781713700951 1713700956
OCLC Number: 1077576840
Awards: Caldecott Award Winner, 2020
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner, 2020
Newbery Honor book, 2020.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 x 29 cm
Responsibility: by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.


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.  Read more...


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"[T]his magnificent anthem to the courage and genius of black Americans has been turned into a picture book with stunning portraits by Nelson....communicating clearly that when black lives matter, Read more...

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