A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till

eBook - 2005
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
ISBN: 9780547529479
0547529473
0547076363
9780547076362
0618397523
9780618397525
Characteristics: 1 online resource ([34] p.) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Lardy, Philippe

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Jun 17, 2013

Tremendously powerful. Nelson is a gifted writer and teacher through craftily arranged words that allude to profound pieces of literature. An inspirational read.

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