A Wreath for Emmett Till

A Wreath for Emmett Till

By:  Marilyn Nelson

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A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is "A moving elegy," says The Bulletin.

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 held by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. In a profound and chilling poem, award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547076362

  • ISBN-10: 0547076363

  • Pages: 48

  • Price: $8.99

  • Publication Date: 01/12/2009

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

  • Reading Level:

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Marilyn Nelson
Author

Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson is the author of Carver: A Life in Poems and Fields of Praise. She has won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Marilyn lives in Storrs, Connecticut, where she is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut.
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Philippe Lardy

Philippe Tardy is an award winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and the Boston Globe.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547076362

  • ISBN-10: 0547076363

  • Pages: 48

  • Price: $8.99

  • Publication Date: 01/12/2009

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level NP

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