Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 7, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
it is just dirt,
the ground we walk on...
But to Dave
it was clay,
the plain and basic stuff
upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nfigue1 - LibraryThing
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave veers away from the traditional story lines of slave who escaped unlivable conditions. Instead the readers learn of an amazing individual who braved the harsh ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abigail.shafer - LibraryThing
I wanted more information from this book. The authors notes give the real meat behind the story and i wish this was more interwoven into the story so it would be easier for young readers to access. the art is beautiful though and certainly a worthy read. Read full review