Lindsey's Reviews > Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill
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Mar 01, 11

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bookshelves: african-american, esl, biography-memoir-picture-books, illustrated-poem, slavery, picture-books, read-alouds, ya-poetry
Read in March, 2011

This book is kinda a tease. There is so little known information about Dave the Potter since he was a slave. So the book is mostly about how he made pots from clay since historians at least figured that much out. The real interesting questions like how did Dave know how to read and write? Or were the poems he included on some pots intended for anyone in particular? You see, no one knows the answers to those questions. Overall, I liked the book, but it offers more questions than answers.
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