Bibliographic information: Nelson, M. (2001). Carver, a life in poems. Asheville, NC: Front Street.

 Annotation: This book is a series of poems about slavery, and the many experiences of it. Each poem can stand on its own but they also seem to flow nicely together.

 Genre: Poetry

 Grade Level: 3-5

 Readers who will like this book: People who like poetry and people learning about slavery.

 Personal Response and Rating: I give this book a 4/5. I thought the poems were good but a little dry, so hard to keep engaged.

Text Dependent Question: What do these poems represent?