Gwendolyn Brooks

Nicole Abram


Gwendolyn Brooks got the post war poet best known as the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for her book Annie Allen. One of the quotes she said was "I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge."

All about Gwendolyn brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, and died to cancer on December 3,2000.

When Gwendolyn was young her family and her mover to Chicago as part of the Great Migration. Brooks went to three high schools, the prestigious, integrated Hyde Park High School; the all-black Wendell Phillips Academy High School; and the integrated Englewood High School

Two of Gwendolyn's traits are loves writing because at age 16 she had published 75 books. She took part in poetry work shops and even said "I would go on writing and enjoying it." and Great writer because Brooks published her first book of poetry, A Street in Bronzeville, in 1945. The book was an instant success, leading to a Guggenheim Fellowship and other honors. Her second book, Annie Allen, appeared in 1949. Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to win the coveted Pulitzer.