The Undefeated

Ranked #3 in Multicultural, Ranked #16 in African American Historysee more rankings.

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 attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. less

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Keith Smith Happy Reading Across America Day!!! Today @lyndalemon blessed amandataney Aubrey, and I with the opportunity to read “The Undefeated” an amazing book on historic African Americans to her 4th grade class! Ms. Lemon… (Source)

Krishna Grady It’s about the contributions that African Americans have made to America and celebrating and exploring those. The poetry is striking and it’s such a perfect partnership between Kadir Nelson’s illustrations and Kwame Alexander’s words. It’s just this beautiful love letter to America. (Source)

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