Stitching Stars: The Story Quilts Of Harriet Powers

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Tandem Library, Dec 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 41 pages
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This distinguished biography is both a portrait of an artist and a chronicle of her times. Born into slavery, Harriet Powers had always been a quilt maker, but at 49, she began working on her first masterpiece--a story quilt of the Bible that is now at the Smithsonian Institution. Full-color photos.

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

An interesting accompaniment to any reading about 19th century American slavery and story quilts. Read full review

Review: Stitching Stars: The Story Quilts of Harriet Powers (African-American Artists and Artisans)

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading more about the style of quilt that played such an important role in Sue Monk Kidd's THE INVENTION OF WINGS. Harriet Powers was a talented artist. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Mary E. Lyons, a former teacher and librarian, became a full-time writer in 1993. She is the author of nineteen books for young readers published by Scribner, Atheneum, Henry Holt, Houghton Mifflin and Oxford University Press. Born and raised in the American South, she holds dual Irish and US citizenships. She and her husband, Paul, are members of the Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation and live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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