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A wreath for Emmett Till

Author: Marilyn Nelson; Philippe Lardy
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sonnets
Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Nelson; Philippe Lardy
ISBN: 9780618397525 0618397523 9780547076362 0547076363
OCLC Number: 55096036
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2006.
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2006
Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 22 cm
Responsibility: Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy.
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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.  Read more...

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