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

E-book E-book (2005.)
Description: 1 online resource ([34] p.) : col. ill.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

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  • ISBN: 0547076363
  • ISBN: 9780547076362
  • ISBN: 0618397523
  • ISBN: 9780618397525
  • ISBN: 0547529473
  • ISBN: 9780547529479
General Note: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 6.3 0.5
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2006.
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [34]).
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.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 6.3 0.5
Awards:
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2006.
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 2006.
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Authors: Lardy, Philippe. (Added Author).
Citation: Nelson, Marilyn. "A wreath for Emmett Till." Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
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