Dave the Potter

Artist, Poet, Slave

By Hill, Laban Carrick

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ISBN
978-0-31610-731-0
Publisher
Little


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2010

K-Gr 4—The life of an astonishingly prolific and skilled potter who lived and died a slave in 19th-century South Carolina is related in simple, powerful sentences that outline the making of a pot. The movements of Dave's hands are described using familiar, solid verbs: pulling, pinching, squeezing, pounding. Rural imagery—a robin's puffed breast, a carnival wheel—remind readers of Dave's surroundings. The pithy lines themselves reca...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Slave and accomplished potter Dave (last name unknown) left behind a legacy of artistic work in the form of beautifully sculpted cera...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2010

An inspiring and moving look at how a slave found creative expression. Bryan Collier’s affecting illustrations show a world rife with contrasts. Dave is set against a backdrop of anonymous slaves and their dehuman...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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