Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt ()
A Gee's Bend Quilt
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375931635, 48pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
Winter 2009 Kids' List
— Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL
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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
Cozbi Cabrera is the illustrator of the picture books "Beauty," "Her Basket," and "Thanks a Million." You can visit her Web site at www.cozbi.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Praise For Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt…
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008:
"An outstanding way to introduce aspects of African-American history and explore the power of community."