A Wreath for Emmett Till

by Nelson, Marilyn
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ISBN: 9780547076362
Used - Trade Paperback - 9780547076362


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.

  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Nelson, Marilyn
  • ISBN: 9780547076362
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 7.50 x 0.30
  • Number Of Pages: 48
  • Publication Year: 2009

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