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A wreath for Emmett Till

Author: Marilyn Nelson; Philippe Lardy
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Primary school : 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: Children's poetry
Poetry
Children's poetry, American
sonnets
Sonnets
Juvenile works
Young adult non-fiction
Dust jackets (Binding)
Juvenile poetry
Poésie pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Nelson; Philippe Lardy
ISBN: 9780618397525 0618397523 9780547076362 0547076363 1606864408 9781606864401 9781439597972 1439597979
OCLC Number: 55096036
Notes: "Coretta Scott King Award ; Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature."
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2006.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2006
Boston-Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, 2005.
Target Audience: Young Adult.; NP
Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 22 cm
Contents: "Coretta Scott King Award ; Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature."
Responsibility: Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy.
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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 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.

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