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The Undefeated
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Author Kwame Alexander
Illustrator Kadir Nelson
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date
April 2, 2019
Pages 40
Awards Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Honor
ISBN 978-1-328-78096-6

The Undefeated is a 2019 poem by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. The poem's purpose is to inspire and encourage black communities, while also delivering a tribute to black Americans of all occupations in past years. The poem describes the toughness black Americans faced during times such as slavery, and segregation in America. Nelson's illustrations also provide a visual for the meaning of the poem. The book was well received and won the 2020 Caldecott Medal and a Newbery Honor. Kadir Nelson's artwork also earned it a Coretta Scott King Award.

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