Poet : the remarkable story of George Moses Horton

by Tate, Don,

Format: Print Book 2015.
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
Available (12)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Downtown and Business First Floor - Children's Biographies qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
Location  CLP - Downtown and Business
 
Collection  First Floor - Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Biographies qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
 
 
CLP - Hill District Children's Biographies qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography Display - Please ask librarian
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  Display - Please ask librarian
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  qj PS1999.H473 Z88 2015
 
 
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Biography J 92 BIO HORTON 2015 CRAFTON 9/15
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Biography
 
Call Number  J 92 BIO HORTON 2015 CRAFTON 9/15
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92H HORTON Tat
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 92H HORTON Tat
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Biography J BIO HORTON
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J BIO HORTON
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B HORTON 2015
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J B HORTON 2015
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Biography J BIO HORTON
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Biography
 
Call Number  J BIO HORTON
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 92 HORTON
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
 
Call Number  E 92 HORTON
 
 
Summary
George loved words. But George was enslaved.
Forced to work long hours, George 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "George Horton, an enslaved person living in early-nineteenth-century North Carolina, taught himself to read by listening to white children recite the alphabet and puzzling through an old spelling book. He could not write, but he began composing poetry and memorizing his work. Sent by his master to sell produce at the University of North Carolina, he started sharing his poetry with the students, who commissioned him to write poems for their sweethearts. Though still enslaved, Horton eventually learned to write and published his work. Although his master never let him purchase his freedom, he felt that words loosened the chains of bondage long before his last day as a slave. Tate's full-color mixed-media illustrations are slightly cartoonish, which helps leaven the serious subject matter and effectively portrays Horton's love of language, while frequent quotations from Horton's poems keep his voice a constant presence. Though large blocks of text make this better suited to more experienced readers, the ample historical context and moving story will help children better understand the antebellum period.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Born a slave, George Moses Horton taught himself to read, memorizing the poems he composed until he later learned to write. Hand-lettered excerpts of Horton's writing amplify his successes and setbacks as he gains a reputation as a poet among students at the University of North Carolina, to whom he sold produce. Horton's poems drew additional attention and were published ("Needless to say, it was a dangerous time for Horton, whose poems often protested slavery," Tate writes in an afterword), but freedom remained elusive until the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, when Horton was 66 years old. Tate's mixed-media illustrations glow with bright greens and yellows, radiating a warmth, hope, and promise that echo this stirring biography's closing message: "Words loosened the chains of bondage long before his last day as a slave." Ages 6-10. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Horton, George Moses, -- 1798?-approximately 1880 -- Juvenile literature.
Horton, George Moses, -- 1798?-approximately 1880.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- North Carolina -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Freedmen -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American poets.
Slaves.
Freedmen.
Publisher Atlanta, Georgia :2015.
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Remarkable story of George Moses Horton :
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781561458257
1561458252
Other Classic View