A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till

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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, 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."
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
ISBN: 9780618397525
0618397523
Branch Call Number: 811 NEL 2005
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lardy, Philippe
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 7.40 6 quiz: 37427

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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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