A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till

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A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is "A moving elegy," says The Bulletin.

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 acquittal 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
ISBN: 9780547076362
9780618397525
0618397523
Branch Call Number: 811.54 NEL J
Characteristics: [40] pages : illustrated
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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