Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave - Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier

DAVE THE POTTER (Little, Brown, $16.99) was born a slave in the early 1800s. No one knows how he learned to read and write, or how he became an accomplished potter and poet. He made huge vessels inscribed with poignant, almost haiku-like poetry. Laban Carrick Hill’s simple, rhythmic language and Bryan Collier’s glorious collage-style illustrations bring Dave’s artistry to life, from the first spin of the potter’s wheel to the final glazing. The endnotes include a chronology of Dave’s life, photographs of his remaining work, and a sampling of his original poetry. Ages 5-12. AJK
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316107310
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2010