Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks Research Paper

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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas. That same year the Brooks family moved to Chicago. Gwendolyn’s mother knew she had a gift for writing when she was only seven. She tried to help her talent grow by exposing her to multiple types and forms of literature. Gwendolyn’s parents were very strict and did not let her play with other children which caused her to be shy her whole life and allow her acquire only a few friends in high school. Gwendolyn’s first poem “Eventide” was published when she was young in American Childhood Magazine in 1930. By seventeen, she was a member of the staff of The Chicago Defender and published over a hundred of her poems in a weekly poetry column. She became with a group of writers
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