By Andrea Cheng
Someday round 1815, an enslaved younger guy named Dave was once dropped at Edgefield, South Carolina, the guts of a pottery-producing zone identified for the alkaline glazes used at the stoneware. Dave was once taught the best way to flip pots and jars on a pottery wheel through considered one of his first proprietors. As Dave s expertise flourished, he created items of significant good looks and sometimes colossal dimension. He additionally in some way discovered to learn and write, regardless of South Carolina s strongly-held worry of slave literacy. after which Dave did anything much more really good he started to signal his jars and carve lots of them with sayings and poems that mirrored his way of life and studies. He spoke out opposed to slavery now not through protesting or revolting, yet through bold to put in writing in any respect. Andrea Cheng has crafted a biography in verse as attractive as one among Dave s jars. In uncomplicated, robust phrases, together with a few of Dave s unique writings, we research his awesome tale of braveness, inventive idea, and triumph."