Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Written by Laban Carrick Hill & illustrated by Bryan Collier
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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A Caldecott HonorA Coretta Scott King Award WinnerAn award-winning celebration of an American heroDave 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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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    September 7, 2010
    Text Details
    The text was set in Berylium, and the display type is Aquiline.
    Illustration Details
    The illustrations for this book were done in watercolor/collage on 400 lb Arches watercolor paper.
    Page Count
    Words Per Page
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level
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