ABOUT A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL
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.
ABOUT MARILYN NELSON
Philippe Tardy is an award winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and the Boston Globe.
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9
- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0547076363
- ISBN-13: 978-0547076362
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 7.5 inches