Publisher description for Dave the potter : artist, poet, slave / by Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Bryan Collier.


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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.



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.