Sweet Clara And The Freedom Quilt
A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North. From Publishers Weekly A courageous slave girl plays an unusual part in the Underground Railroad; in a starred review, PW said, "This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Overhearing drovers talk of escaping North enables her to make a patchwork map of the area. When she escapes, she leaves the quilt behind to guide others. Based on a true event, this is a well-written picture book.
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As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect. Sweet Clara author available for email classroom interviews! Since Sweet Clara has been published, I've had the chance to talk to many students and teachers who have used the book in so many creative ways in the classroom. You can reach me at: hopkinda whitman. Convert currency.