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A love of words carries a young man from the shackles of slavery to poetic heights in this brilliant biography. The story is inspiring, and appropriately, the illustrations have a very upward and uplifting orientation. A beautiful tribute to a man who was indeed remarkable!
Publisher Summary
Award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate celebrates the first Black author in the South to be published in this first-ever picture book biography of George Moses Horton.

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award winner

Carter G. Woodson Book Award (Elementary) winner - National Council for the Social Studies

★ "Offers a new perspective with remarkable clarity." ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

★ "A lovely introduction to an inspirational American poet." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

★ "Stirring." ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

George loved words, but he was also enslaved. 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 as he sold fruits and vegetables on a nearby college campus. News of the slave 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?

In this powerful biography of George Moses Horton, the first southern African-American man to be published, Don Tate tells an inspiring and moving story of talent and determination. A must for Black and American history collections. Available as an ebook.


Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award ―Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Carter G. Woodson Book Award (Elementary) ―National Council for the Social Studies

Christopher Award (Books for Young People) ―Christophers

Notable Children's Books ―Association for Library Service to Children

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Carter Reads the Newspaper

William Still and His Freedom Stories
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