Stitchin' and Pullin'

A Gee's Bend Quilt

By Patricia C. McKissack; Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375831638, 48pp.)

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

List Price: $17.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2009 Kids' List
“You'll be immediately drawn in by this beautiful new book from Patricia McKissack that shows how 'cloth has a memory,' as a young girl learns a craft and the story of her family and ancestors. You'll be hooked by the perfect illustrations.”
-- Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL


Description
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee's Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns all the while stitchin and pullin thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she's called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee's Bend, and the story of her ancestors struggle for freedom.



About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tonya Cherie Hegamin decided that she would be a writer when she was eight years old. Between then and now, she has also been a social worker, an educator, a vintage clothing vendor, a vegan soul food caterer, and the program director of a poetry retreat. Tonya is a graduate of Cave Canem and a native of Pennsylvania.
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