A Wreath For Emmett Till (Hardcover)
 

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A Wreath For Emmett Till (Hardcover)

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    In 1955 people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral held by his mother......more

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In 1955 people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral held by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and the aquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention.
In a profound and chilling poem, 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."

Marilyn Nelson is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Author:
Nelson, Marilyn
Genre:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
Audience:
Young adult
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date:
04/04/2005
Copyright Year:
2005
ISBN:
9780618397525
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
7.75 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.66 lb
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    This book covers an important event in history and does so with an art that isn't typically practiced by American writers--sonnets. The author then explains her inspirations and the sonnets. There is another page where the artist explains his illustrations. It's a phenomonal book to use in the classroom.

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