A Coretta Scott King and Printz honor book now in paperback. A Wreath for Emmett Till is "A moving elegy," says The Bulletin.
In 1955 people all over the United States knew that Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The brutality of his murder, the open-casket funeral held by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and the acquittal of the men tried for the crime drew wide media attention. In a profound and chilling poem, award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose fate helped spark the civil rights movement.
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition
(January 12, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces