Fiction Books Stitchin' and Pullin' a Gee's Bend Quilt (16)

Stitchin' and Pullin' a Gee's Bend Quilt (16)

Stitchin' and Pullin' a Gee's Bend Quilt (16)
Item No. 22686
ISBN-13 978-0-399-54950-2
Format Book Farm Bound
Subject Picture Books Poems Poetry Rhyming Historical Quilts Gees Bend Alabama
# of Pages 48
Size 11" x 9"
Author McKissack, Patricia
Reading Interest K,1,2,3,4
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Penguin Random House LLC
Date Published 2016
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
 
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Book Reviews and Awards: "An outstanding way to introduce aspects of the African-American history and explore the power of community." Kirkus, Starred Review. A Kids Indie Next List Inspired Recommendation for Kids. A Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book. A CCBC Choices Book. This collection of poems that tell the story of the quilt-making community in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, is now available as a Dragonfly paperback. For generations, the women of Gee’s Bend have made quilts to keep a family warm, as a pastime accompanied by sharing and singing, or to memorialize loved ones. Today, the same quilts hang on museum walls as modern masterpieces of color and design. Inspired by these quilts and the women who made them, award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack traveled to Alabama to learn their stories. The lyrical rite-of-passage narrative that is the result of her journey seamlessly weaves together the familial, cultural, spiritual, and historical strands of life in this community.