The Quilts of Gee's Bend

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Product Details

Price
$21.95
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
June 13, 2017
Pages
56
Dimensions
10.2 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419721311

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About the Author

Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, including Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People and Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. She lives in Malibu, California.

Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists."--Kirkus
"Combining history, memoir, and quilting, this fascinating portrait of an indomitable community will appeal to readers, artists, and crafters of all ages."--School Library Journal
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Writing with awareness of broad social forces as they affected the residents of Gee's Bend, Rubin offers a concise account of local history while seamlessly weaving quilters' reminiscences of family, community, poverty, and memorable events into an informative narrative. . . A colorful introduction to a uniquely American subject."
--Booklist
"A celebration of fellowship and ingenuity...Rubin traces the quilters' history alongside their struggle for civil rights and a steadily improving quality of life."--Publishers Weekly
"Lush photographs of people and places accompany the text; especially beautiful are the many pictures
of quilts, ranging from the modest and plain to the boldly colorful."--The Horn Book
"...the vibrant quilts and their proud creators are beautifully photographed, and the text is free of any trace of condescension that often accompanies discussion of folk art."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books