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Stitchin' and pullin' : a Gee's Bend quilt

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In stirring free verse, a young African American girl in rural Gee's Bend, Alabama, describes how she learns from her mama, grandma, and great-gran to quilt, using the old way / all by hand / nothing wasted. As she plans her first project, she remembers her mama saying, Cloth has memory, and she chooses swatches from loved ones' clothing: the corduroy pants her uncle wore to vote for the first time; the dark blue work shirt that reminds her of  how hard Daddy has worked. She also sweeps through African American history and finds ways to honor her heroes: I sew / a spotless white patch for / the hope Dr. Martin Luther King / brought. Cabrera is a quilter, and her folk-art paintings shine best in the dynamic re-creations of the beautiful fabric patterns, which have been exhibited in museums around the world. Both words and images glow with the love, creativity, and strength that are shared among the generations, and an author's note and an introduction by an art historian fill in more specifics about the rare community and its rich tradition.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African American quiltmakers -- Juvenile fiction.
Quilting -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Family life -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Alabama -- Juvenile fiction.
Alabama -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First Dragonfly Books edition.
Other Titles Stitching and pulling
Contributors Cabrera, Cozbi A., illustrator.
Audience Ages 5-9.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House Children's Books, New York, in 2008"--Colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780399549502
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