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A Wreath for Emmett Till

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Publisher Comments:

A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is "A moving elegy," says The Bulletin.

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 held by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. In a profound and chilling poem, award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement.

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In a profound and chilling poem--a Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor book--award-winning poet Nelson reminds readers of the young boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. Full color.

Synopsis:

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 martyrs 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.”

About the Author

Marilyn Nelson is the author of Carver: A Life in Poems and Fields of Praise. She has won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Marilyn lives in Storrs, Connecticut, where she is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547076362
Author:
Nelson, Marilyn
Publisher:
Graphia Books
Illustrator:
Lardy, Philippe
Author:
M
Author:
Lardy, Philippe
Author:
arilyn Nelson
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
7.5 x 8 x 0.13 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , In a profound and chilling poem--a Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor book--award-winning poet Nelson reminds readers of the young boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement. Full color.
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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 martyrs 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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