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The Resource A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy

A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy

Label
A wreath for Emmett Till
Title
A wreath for Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Marilyn
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
W73 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lardy, Philippe
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Till, Emmett
  • African Americans
  • African American teenage boys
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder victims
  • Hate crimes
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Poetry
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [34])
Control code
ocm55096036
Dimensions
20 x 22 cm.
Extent
[34] p.
Isbn
9780618397525
Lccn
2004009205
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55096036
Label
A wreath for Emmett Till, Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [34])
Control code
ocm55096036
Dimensions
20 x 22 cm.
Extent
[34] p.
Isbn
9780618397525
Lccn
2004009205
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)55096036

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