A Wreath for Emmett Till by Philippe Lardy,Philippe (ILT) Lardy Marilyn Nelson

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A sequence of fifteen interlinked sonnets pay tribute to a young man who sparked the Civil Rights Movement in 1955 Mississippi--fourteen-year-old Emmitt Till, an African-American boy who was lynched for whistling at a white woman, and whose murderers were acquitted.
 

About Philippe Lardy,Philippe (ILT) Lardy Marilyn Nelson

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Marilyn Nelson is the author of Carver: A Life in Poems and Fields of Praise. She has won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Marilyn lives in Storrs, Connecticut, where she is a professor of English at the University of Connecticut. 9780618428540
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH).
Genres: Young Adult.

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Nelson's (The Fields of Praise ) brilliant heroic crown of sonnets serves not only as an elegy for Emmett Till, the African-American boy from Chicago brutally

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Biographical information is also included, as are notes on each sonnet, so readers will be able to fully understand the poetry’s connection to Emmett Till.

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