Dimensions: 40 pages, 9 × 11.5 × 0.5 in
Published: September 7, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031610731X
ISBN - 13: 9780316107310
From the Publisher
it is just dirt,
the ground we walk on...
But to Dave
it was clay,
the plain and basic stuff
upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.
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.
About the Author
Laban Carrick Hill is the author of more than thirty books, including the 2004 National Book Award FinalistHarlem Stomp!, a book he researched for nearly a decade, andAmerica Dreaming, which examines the legacy of the 1960s. He has taught writing at Columbia University, Baruch College, and St. Michael''s College and is currently teaching at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts. He is also the cofounder and codirector of the Writers Project of Ghana, based in the US and Ghana.