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Winner of the Lee Hopkins Poetry Award, this is the story of an enslaved artist and poet, known as Dave, whose coveted Edgefield, South Carolina pottery and poetry prevails today. In simple, powerful words, including some of Dave’s original writings, we learn his extraordinary story of courage, creative inspiration, and triumph.

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

Level: Grades 4-8 (Reading level 4-5)