Etched in Clay:The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter Poet
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet
Etched in Clay:The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter Poet
"The life of Dave, an enslaved potter who inscribed his works with sayings and poems in spite of South Carolina's slave anti-literacy laws in the years leading up to the Civil War. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Historical Nonfiction
  • Poetry

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  • Any Age
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The stories of Harriet Tubman and Solomon Northrup have been made into movies, books, documentaries. In "Etched in Clay," we learn about a slave named Dave, who fights against slaverly using only a pot, a stick, and his words. This book is written through a series of poems and block print pictures that help you understand the hardships and horror of slavery. Enter the life of Dave in this beautifully written book about hope, fear, love, and most importantly, humanity.

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