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Home Children's Books A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till
by: Marilyn Nelson; Philippe Lardy (Illustrated by)
ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618397525
ISBN-10: 0618397523
Hardcover; 48 pages
Publication Date: 04/04/2005
Age Range: Young Adult (12+)
Grade Range: Grades 7+
Price: $17.00
BBP: $14.99

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Subject(s):
JUVENILE NONFICTION: Poetry / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION: People & Places-US/African-American
JUVENILE NONFICTION: Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism


Description:
In 1955, people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. 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."

 

 
 

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