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A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson, a Coretta Scott King honor book, uses poetic verse to describe Emmett Till; a fourteen year old boy who was lynched in 1955 for whistling at a white woman while at the grocery store. The illustrations by Philippe Lardy offer powerful, bold symbols that follow the verse.

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Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till by Simeon Wright

Wright was twelve years old when he and Till went to the grocery store. He was sleeping in the same bed when Emmett was kidnapped and attended the trial of the men who killed him. A first-hand account of the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till told by the author Simeon Wright, Till's cousin.

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Scholar and author Henry Louis Gates has skillfully and superbly written an encyclopedia of African American history in Life upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008. It is an outstanding, well researched book that focuses on defining events, debates and controversies as well as important achievements of famous and lesser-known figures, in a volume complemented by reproductions of ancient maps and historical paraphernalia.

Sue @ Tippecanoe

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