Contributor biographical information for Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.


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0316107310 03 02 031610731X 03 9780316107310 15 9780316107310 14 09780316107310 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Dave the Potter</b203> <b029>Artist, Poet, Slave</b029> A01 Hill, Laban Carrick A12 Collier, Bryan 01 eng 40 JNF006000 10 JNF007000 10 JNF018010 02 11 03 P 04 1 18 03 1 04 6 01 To us
it is just dirt,
the ground we walk on...
But to Dave
it was clay,
the plain and basic stuff
upon which he formed a life
as a slave nearly 200 years ago.


Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dave, -- fl. 1834-1864 -- Juvenile literature.
African American potters -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Dave, -- fl. 1834-1864.
African American potters.
African American poets.
Slaves -- South Carolina.