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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave cover

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

By  Laban Carrick Hill , Illustrated By  Bryan Collier
$ 19.99
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A Caldecott HonorA Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.

Laban Carrick Hill is the author of more than thirty books, including the 2004 National Book Award Finalist Harlem Stomp!, a book he researched for nearly a decade, and America Dreaming, which examines the legacy of the 1960s. He has taught writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, and St. Michael's College and is currently teaching at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. He is also the cofounder and codirector of the Writers Project of Ghana, based in the US and Ghana.

Bryan Collier has illustrated more than twenty-five picture books, including the award-winning Trombone Shorty, Dave the Potter, and Knock Knock: My Father's Dream for Me, as well as City Shapes, and Fifty Cents and a Dream, and has received four Caldecott Honors and six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives with his wife and children in Marlboro, New York.

ISBN: 9780316107310

ISBN-10: 9780316107310

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 09/07/2010 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/07/2010 - 12:00am

Pages: 40

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Art / History

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American & Black

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary