33 pages 1 hour read

Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2019

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Reading Comprehension Answers

1. A. The poem is a celebration of Black people, and it empowers them through celebration and acknowledgment.

2. C. “The Undefeated” is about the strength of Black people even in the face of oppression.

3. A. On the last page, Alexander says this poem is “for you. And you. And you.”

4. B. This is a picture book; sections of the text include both words and images.

5. B. In the Afterword, Alexander explains how the 2008 election of Barack Obama was his first inspiration for the poem along with the birth of his daughter.