Dave the Potter

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A Caldecott Honor
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
An award-winning celebration of an American hero

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.

By Laban Carrick Hill, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 40 pages, hardcover. Suitable for ages 5-9 years.