Trade Ed. Beacon Press Audio 2017
DD ISBN 978-0-8070-9120-3 $21.00
Janina Edwards's narration honors Jackson's biographical tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Edwards takes her time in unfolding the story of this iconic figure. Her tone is filled with a mature tone of adoration. She wants the listener to fully appreciate who this woman was and how she constantly gave of herself through her writing, teaching, and humanitarian deeds. Edwards's admiring tone is especially strong when she summarizes Brooks's numerous poems and stories. One can hear the author's personal connection to Brooks and more deeply understand Brooks's significance in literature and contributions to social change. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2017]
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