Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Book to Look For

Title: Carolina Clay
Author: Leonard Todd
Illustrator: N/A
Genre: Non-Fiction
Cost: $0

In the latest issue of Garden and Guns, there was an interesting article about a potter in the early to mid 1800s that wrote poems and religious text on the bottom of his pots. But he was a slave. And that's the twist that makes this story sound interesting. A slave rarely learned to read or write. And I would think it was rare at the time that a slave could make pottery.

And here we have one that did both. Todd's story sounds very exciting, but I'm not sure I'll be able to find room for it on my reading list. But for those of you that do have room, I'd recommend it based solely on it's subject matter.

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