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Description: Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000), the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, inscribed and signed a printing of her poem, “To Young Readers” to, presumably, a young fan. Brooks found success with poetry at an early age, having already written and published 75 poems by the age of 16. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her second book of poetry, Annie Allen, in 1950 and was named Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968. Brooks was also a friend and mentee of Langston Hughes.
The poem is printed on a yellow piece of paper given out by The Chicago Public Library in 1979, “Dedicated to the children of Chicago for the International Year of the Child”. 8 ½’ x 3 ½”. Item #A00623.
Condition: Very good condition.