Remember Me
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ISBN 9781561458257
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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
In the nineteenth century, North Carolina slave George Moses Horton taught himself to read and earned money to purchase his timeÃ'though not his freedom. Horton became the first African American to be published in the South, protesting slavery in the form of verse.

Shares the story of George Moses Horton, who born into slavery taught himself to read and earned money by selling his poems to the students of the University of North Carolina, before becoming the first published African American poet of the South.
 
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