Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher whose work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Brooks’ family moved to Chicago when she was an infant and her poetry was greatly influenced by the city she called home. Brooks was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1950, for  Annie Allen ). She was also a Poet Laureate of Illinois (1968-2000), Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1985–86), and the first African-American woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1976).

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About Anima
Anima is a world class youth choral organization, founded in 1964, which is internationally renowned for the quality of choral education and performance it provides. Formerly the Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, Anima welcomes young people from Kindergarten through High School in various ensemble programs.
Anima /AH-Nee-Mah/

Is The Latin Word For Breath, Life, Soul, Spirit.

The joy of singing, fun, friendship, skill mastery, sharing, self-expression, professionalism, discovery, learning, teamwork, self-assessment, outstanding opportunities.

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Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus welcomes young people from Kindergarten through High School in various ensemble programs.

Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus

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