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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Review: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, SlaveUser Review - Celeste - Goodreads
Audience p-3rd Good for art and history teachers. Good for anyone who likes crafts and making things on their own. Appeal: Good for kids who like to work with their hands. You can either do a clay ... Read full review