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The Resource A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy

A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy

Label
A wreath for Emmett Till
Title
A wreath for Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents fifteen interlinked sonnets to pay tribute to Emmitt Till, a fourteen-year-old African American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 for supposedly whistling at a white woman, and whose murderers were acquitted. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. This martyr's wreath, woven from a little-known but sophisticated form of poetry, challenges us to speak out against modern-day injustices--to speak what we see. Newbery Honor-winning poet Nelson offers an evocative tribute to a 14-year-old boy whose lynching in 1955 helps spark the civil rights movement. Full color
Awards note
  • Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.
  • Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2006.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
W73 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [34])
Dimensions
20 x 22 cm.
Extent
[34] p.
Isbn
9780618397525
Lccn
2004009205
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated paper over boards. Illustrated endpapers. Purchase, Yankee Book Peddler, 2005
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55096036
  • ucoclc55096036
Label
A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [34])
Dimensions
20 x 22 cm.
Extent
[34] p.
Isbn
9780618397525
Lccn
2004009205
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated paper over boards. Illustrated endpapers. Purchase, Yankee Book Peddler, 2005
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55096036
  • ucoclc55096036

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