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A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
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Jul 20, 2011

it was amazing
Read from July 27 to August 01, 2011

Marilyn Nelson has packed a powerful tale in a tiny package. A Wreath for Emmett Till is a book of poetry about lynching. Nelson's attention to detail is apparent from the onset; detail not only about Emmett Till and his place in history, but literary detail as well. The book is written as a Heroic Crown of Sonnets-fascinating stuff, look it up. I've been challenged by a friend to use this book throughout an entire semester-I will definitely give it a go, as so many literary layers make it a wonderful addition to any classroom library and a worthy teaching tool with powerfully important subject matter A Not-to-miss.
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