The Quilts of Gee's Bend (Hardcover)

By Susan Goldman Rubin

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419721311

Publication Date: June 13, 2017

List Price: 21.95*
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About the Author

Susan Goldman Rubin is the award-winning author of many biographies for young people, including Coco Chanel, Diego Rivera, and Hot Pink. She lives in Malibu, California.

Praise For The Quilts of Gee's Bend

"A handsome volume to enchant a new generation of readers and artists."

— Kirkus

"Combining history, memoir, and quilting, this fascinating portrait of an indomitable community will appeal to readers, artists, and crafters of all ages."

— School Library Journal

"Writing with awareness of broad social forces as they affected the residents of Gee’s Bend, Rubin offers a concise account of local history while seamlessly weaving quilters’ reminiscences of family, community, poverty, and memorable events into an informative narrative. . . A colorful introduction to a uniquely American subject."

— Booklist

"A celebration of fellowship and ingenuity...Rubin traces the quilters’ history alongside their struggle for civil rights and a steadily improving quality of life."

— Publishers Weekly

"Lush photographs of people and places accompany the text; especially beautiful are the many pictures
of quilts, ranging from the modest and plain to the boldly colorful."

— The Horn Book

"...the vibrant quilts and their proud creators are beautifully photographed, and the text is free of any trace of condescension that often accompanies discussion of folk art."

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books