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Kitchenette Building Trivia

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Gwendolyn Brooks was known as "Gwendie" to her close family and friends. Who doesn't love a good nickname! (Source.)

Brooks wrote more than poetry. In fact, she published six books of prose. (Source.)

Brooks spent her early married years living in a kitchenette building herself. (Source.)

Brooks published her first poem, "Eventide," at the young age of thirteen. (Source.)

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