We Real CoolBy Gwendolyn Brooks•Presented by Travis Butcher
Gwendolyn brooks•Gwendolyn brooks born in Topeka,Kansas on June 7th, 1917 and passedaway on December 3rd, 2020 inChicago Illinois . She was a veryrespected, influential American poetduring the 20th century.•She won the Pulitzer Prize on May 1st1950 making her the first AfricanAmerican to receive this award.•She was the poetry consultant tothe Library of Congress making herthe first block women to hold thatposition as well as poet Laureate ofthe State of Illinois.•She became the first AfricanAmerican women inducted into theAmerican Academy of Arts andLetters.
Summery•The poem starts of by informing us about seven individualsliving the live fast die young lifestyle. In the first line of the poemit is stated the character believe they are real cool and thenstating they left school. This tells us that we will be following thelives of young people who feel school isn’t “cool” enough forthem to be at. The poem continues to explain more of their bad