A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
An award-winning celebration of an American hero
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hillâ€™s elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collierâ€™s resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Daveâ€™s story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.