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'The Undefeated' Is A Love Letter To Black America11:38
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Kwame Alexander (Courtesy Portia Wiggins Photography)

Author Kwame Alexander calls his new children's book 'a love letter to Black America.'

The title is "The Undefeated," and it's a poem for — as he says — the undiscovered, the unbelievable, the unbending, the underdogs and the uncertain.

It's illustrated with paintings of black icons — from Jesse Owens, to Ella Fitzgerald, to Michael Brown, the 18-year old man killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Kwame Alexander, Newbury Medal-winning children's book author and poet. His new book is "The Undefeated." He tweets @kwamealexander.

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(Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
(Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
(Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

This segment aired on April 3, 2019.

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