RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 55096036 LA English T1 A wreath for Emmett Till A1 Nelson, Marilyn,, Lardy, Philippe., PB Houghton Mifflin PP Boston YR 2005 SN 9780618397525 0618397523 9780547076362 0547076363 AB 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.