Jacqueline Woodson (A) Hudson Talbott (ILT)
List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Family History / Slavery to Freedom - 2005)
Description: Soonies great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways - maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie - who was born free - taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read. From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodsons family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbotts luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters lives. (48 pgs) Ages 8-12
Ashay says, "This is one book I just fell in love with. It tells a great story in word and illustration and speaks to the spirit of our ancestors. A Newberry Book Award winner, it is also a beautifully constructed book. Absolutely must have for your classroom and library!"
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces