Libraries are reopening in stages. Please check with the library prior to visiting. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours so they will appear on your account during that time. No fines will be accrued during quarantine time.

Record Details

Catalog Search

The undefeated / by Kwame Alexander ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

Alexander, Kwame, (author.). Nelson, Kadir, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50687011626184 Children's Area Available -
Carbondale Public Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50688010761428 Children's Area Available -
Lackawanna County Children's Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50686015620391 Stacks Available -
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50686015592137 Children's Area Available -
North Pocono Public Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50691010874183 Children's Area Available -
North Pocono Public Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50691010896822 Children's Area Available -
Taylor Community Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50692010915034 Children's Area Available -
Valley Community Library JUV 811.6 ALEXAND (Text) 50690011216667 Children's Area Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328780966 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1328780961 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 29 cm 
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader IL: LG; BL: 2.6; AR pts.: 0.5; AR quiz no.: 502169
Awards Note:
Caldecott Medal, 2020
Newbery Honor Book, 2020
Coretta Scott King award (illustrator), 2020
Subject: African Americans > Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Caldecott Medal
Patron Reviews:
Similar Books:
Other Editions:

Additional Resources