A Newbery and Coretta Scott King honoree delivers this poem that commemorates the life of an 18th-century Connecticut man who was a husband, a father, a baptized Christian, and a slave. Includes detailed notes and archival photographs.A Newbery and Coretta Scott King honoree delivers this poem that commemorates the life of an 18th-century Connecticut man who was a husband, a father, a baptized Christian, and a slave. Includes detailed notes and archival photographs.Read Less
Good. Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
Good. Ex-Library Book-will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
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Very good in very good dust jacket. Stated Second Printing 2004. Ex-library. Hardcover. Very Good Book/Very Good Jacket. 9.6 * 6.3. 32 p. Library tags, minor edges' wears on jacket, jacket covered in Brodart & glued to cover, minor edges' wears on cover, library stamps & marks on several pages & bottom side of the binding; other than that, clean & tight pages. No bent on spine. Bubble wrap guarantee. Free tracking in U.S. Email notification after shipping. (Poem)
Marilyn Nelson is quickly becoming one of my favorite poets. Fortune's Bones tells the story of a slave owned by a doctor. Upon the man's death, the doctor saves his skeleton as a teaching tool. The poems are emotional and powerful. Appropriate for sharing with 8th graders or higher.
Jul 15, 2007
Enslaved Bones Tell Unknown Story
Again, Marilyn Nelson has achieved the art of telling a life thorugh poems. In a musical style, she uncovers the little known story of an enslaved Black man and the deragatory treatment of his living body and of his bones in death. This children's book is both informative and packed withmany emotions. The images in the book placed next to the poems link both history and figurative language. "Fortune's Bones", although poetry, is fantastic enough to match narratives of enslaved people of Afrikan descent.
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