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Dave the Potter

Dave the Potter

by Laban Carrick Hill Illustrated by Bryan Collier
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.
Winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award
2011 Caldecott Honor Book
Ages
5, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
AD1100L
Publisher
LIB - AOL TIME WARNER BOOK GROUP
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Biography and Autobiography, Poetry, Songs, Verse

About the Author and Illustrator

Laban Carrick Hill Laban Carrick Hill is the author of "Harlem Stomp!, a history of the Harlem Renaissance," a 2004 National Book Award Finalist. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.
Bryan Collier Bryan Collier's illustrations in his newest book Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport bring to life the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This book shows Collier's talent for mixing art mediums to create stunning illustrations that entrance the reader. Martin's Big Words has received much acclaim and was awarded the 2002 Caldecott honor as well as the 2002 Coretta Scott King Honor.

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