by Marilyn Nelson and Philippe Lardy
School And Library, 1 v. (unpaged), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $17 |
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Presents fifteen interlinked sonnets to pay tribute to Emmitt Till, a fourteen-year-old African American boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a while woman, and whose murderers were acquitted.
August 29, 2005 Farai Chideya talks with Marilyn Nelson, poet laureate of Connecticut and author an emotional narrative poem on the death of Emmett Till. Nelson explains why she wrote the poem for young adults, and how it challenges readers to speak out against modern-day injustices.
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