Native Guard

by Natasha Trethewey

Paperback, 51 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $14.95 | purchase

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Native Guard
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Book Summary

A compilation of poetry addresses the complex history of the American South, offering a lyrical tribute to the Native Guard, one of the first black regiments in service during the Civil War and paying tribute to the author's mother and her illegal interracial marriage.

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Awards and Recognition

Pulitzer Prize (2007)

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