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Dave the Potter

Artist, Poet, Slave

By Laban Carrick Hill

To us
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.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780316107310


Format: Book
Author: Hill, Laban Carrick
Summary: Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
Title: Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Subject: Dave, fl. 1834-1864 -- Juvenile literature. African American potters -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Slaves -- South Carolina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9780316107310 031610731X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 17
System Items Total: 22
Call Number: P Hill
Oclc: 542263587
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Bib Id: 352375

Format: Book
Author: Hill, Laban Carrick
Summary: Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
Title: Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Subjects: Dave, fl. 1834-1864 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American potters -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Slaves -- South Carolina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Collier, Bryan ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2010006382
ISBN: 9780316107310
ISBN: 031610731X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 17
Total Copies: 22
Call Number: P Hill