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

**STARRED REVIEW**
"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

**STARRED REVIEW**
"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