Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Deborah Hopkinson (Author) James E. Ransome (Illustrator)
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DescriptionIllus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a
reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running
away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground
Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in
her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will
ever suspect. "A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to younger
children, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficult
but important chapter in the country's past."--(starred) "Horn Book."
"This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart."--(starred) "Publishers
July 10, 1995
8.52 X 10.52 X 0.16 inches | 0.37 pounds
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About the Author
Deborah Hopkinson has written many acclaimed picture books, including A Letter to My Teacher; Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book; and Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book. She lives in Oregon with her family. Visit her at deborahhopkinson.com. James Ransome is the illustrator of many award-winning titles for children, including The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, which won a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, and Let My People Go: Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, winner of an NAACP Image Award. His other titles include This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, Young Pelé Soccer's First Star by Lesa Cline-Ransome, and Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson. He lives in New York. Visit him at jamesransome.com.
"A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to younger children, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficult but important chapter in the country's past."--(starred) Horn Book. "This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart."--(starred) Publishers Weekly.