Gwendolyn Brooks was a famous African American poet from Chicago. She started writing at a young age and had her first poem published by the time she was 13! Who says kids can't do big things?! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.