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Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill
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Jun 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: children-s, great-nonfiction-for-kids, nonfiction, picture-books

You are going to want this book.

This is a rare story, beautifully told, illustrated with power, and it has ties to things that children can touch and do.

What, you want more?

Heh, just kidding. Of course you do. How about you want a story that will help educate children about the time when slavery was legal in the United States, that does not flinch from the tragic inequities of that period, but which nonetheless is not unremittingly bleak? A story that celebrates a person whose skill and artistry transcended status and transcends time? Now you know. You want this book. I knew you would.

Full review on Pink Me: http://pinkme.typepad.com/pink-me/201...
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