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The author of the book: Andrea Cheng
Edition: Lee & Low Books
Date of issue: October 7th 2013
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Language: English
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Sometime before 1818, an enslaved young man named Dave was brought to Edgefield, in the
heart of South Carolina’s pottery-producing area. From the time he was first taught to turn a
potter’s wheel, Dave showed exceptional natural talent. Soon he was creating pieces of great
beauty and often massive size. He also learned to read and write, even though South Carolina
had laws prohibiting slave literacy. And then Dave did something even more daring: he began to
sign his jars and carve many of them with sayings and short poems that reflected his daily life
and experiences. With these courageous acts, Dave quietly protested the brutality of slavery and
asserted his humanity.

Here is an evocative portrait of Dave as memorable as one of his jars. Through simple yet
powerful poetry, including some of Dave’s inscriptions, we learn his extraordinary story of
perseverance, creative inspiration, and hope. Today Dave’s legacy lives on in the artistry of his
pottery, in his intriguing words, and as a reminder of the dignity and resilience of the human

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Ebook Etched in Clay read Online! Andrea Cheng is a Hungarian-American children's author and illustrator. The child of Hungarian immigrants, she was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio in an extended family with three generations under one roof. Her family spoke Hungarian and English at home. After graduating with a BA in English from Cornell University, she went to Switzerland, where she apprenticed to a bookbinder, attended a school of bookbinding called The Centro del Bel Libro, and learned French. Upon her return, she returned to Cornell to study Chinese and earned an MS in linguistics. Now she teaches English as a Second Language at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Her children’s books include Grandfather Counts, Marika, The Key Collection, Honeysuckle House, Where the Steps Were, The Bear Makers, and Brushing Mom’s Hair. With her husband, Jim Cheng, she has three children: Nicholas, Jane, and Ann.

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Contradictory. On the one hand, it pulls in and on the other ...


A book that impressed me to the depths of my soul.


I recommend it.


The only book I read in 1 day


Easy to read, easy to understand!

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