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[Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave]

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Written by Laban Carrick Hill
Illustrated by Bryan Collier

  • 2011 Caldecott Medal Honor Book

A Caldecott Honor

A Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero

Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.


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