A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is qA moving elegy, q 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.A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is aquot;A moving elegy, aquot; says The Bulletin.
|Title||:||A Wreath for Emmett Till|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2009-01-12|