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Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave


Winner of a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award, this award-winning children's book is a celebration of an American hero.

Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800's. 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, uses elegant text to tell Dave's story, while award-winning artist, Bryan Collier, paints Dave's world through resplendent, earth-toned illustrations. 

By Laban Carrick Hill, Illustrated by Bryan Collier. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010. 40 pages, hardcover.