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Poet|Don Tate
Poet : The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
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Overview

George loved words. Enslaved and forced to work long hours, he was unable to attend school or learn how to read.

But he was determined―he listened to the white children's lessons and learned the alphabet. Then he taught himself to read.

Soon, he began composing poetry in his head and reciting it aloud as he sold fruits and vegetables on a nearby college campus. News of the enslaved poet traveled quickly among the students, and before long, George had customers for his poems. But George was still enslaved. Would he ever be free?

Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate tells an inspiring and moving story of talent and determination in this powerful picture book biography of George Moses Horton, the first southern Black writer to have his work published.

This item is Non-Returnable

  • ISBN-13: 9781561458257
  • ISBN-10: 1561458252
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Dimensions: 11 x 9.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Page Count: 36
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9