Win a Copy of 'Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,' 2011 Caldecott Honor Book

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Book cover: Dave the PotterDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, written by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., was a 2011 Caldecott Honor Book. Bryan Collier also won the 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for his excellent work on the book.

A slave who lived and worked in South Carolina in the 1800s, Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet and potter.  At a time when it was illegal for slaves to read and write, the eloquent poetry on Dave’s remarkable pots provided inspiration and hope to those who had none. Read more about Dave the Potter on the University of South Carolina website.

Everyone who answers the question below correctly will be entered in a drawing.  Four lucky winners will receive a copy of Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave.  The contest will remain open until Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

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*Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of the American Library Association and their families are ineligible.