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."
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9780547076362
9780547529479
9780618397525
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subject_facet African American teenage boys -- Juvenile poetry, African American teenage boys -- Poetry, African Americans -- Crimes against -- Juvenile poetry, African-Americans. -- Crimes against -- Poetry, American poetry, Children's poetry, American, Hate crimes -- Juvenile poetry, Hate crimes. -- Poetry, Lynching -- Juvenile poetry, Lynching -- Poetry, Michael L. Printz honor book -- 2006, Mississippi -- Juvenile poetry, Mississippi -- Poetry, Murder victims -- Juvenile poetry, Murder victims -- Poetry, Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955 -- Juvenile poetry, Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955. -- Juvenile poetry, Till, Emmett, -- 1941-1955. -- Poetry, Trials (Murder) -- Juvenile poetry, Trials (Murder). -- Poetry
title_display A wreath for Emmett Till
title_full A Wreath for Emmett Till, A wreath for Emmett Till / Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Philippe Lardy
title_short A wreath for Emmett Till
title_sub
topic_facet African American teenage boys, African Americans, African-Americans, American poetry, Children's poetry, American, Crimes against, Hate crimes, History, Lynching, Michael L. Printz honor book, Murder victims, Till, Emmett, Trials (Murder), Young Adult Nonfiction