Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

By CHENG, Andrea

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978-1-60060-451-5
Publisher
Lee & Low


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Starred Review on February 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5 Up—The pain of slavery and its disregard for human worth reverberates throughout this beautifully written, beautifully illustrated account of an enslaved potter in South Carolina in the 19th century. Cheng's sensitive verses, written in the voice of Dave and the people involved in his life, share the man's innermost feelings, the sensation of shaping clay on the potter's wheel, and hints at conflicts within a slave owner's mind. But even with a master who seems to have some appreciation of Dave'...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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