Circle Unbroken

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Square Fish, Dec 26, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs.

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Loved the poetic historical story telling. - Goodreads
Lovely watercolor illustrations. - Goodreads
EB Lewis created the illustrations with watercolor. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Clara Bowman-Jahn - Goodreads

Why I love it: Wow! This story brought tears to my eyes. The beautiful prose bordering on poetry was enough to impress me. But along with the promise of generations before passing on love in the form ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cindy - Goodreads

Loved the poetic historical story telling. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Margot Raven and E. B. Lewis collaborated on Circle Unbroken, a Booklist Top 10 Black History Book for Youth. Their most recent picture book was Night Boat to Freedom, published by FSG in 2006. The author lives in Charleston, South Carolina. The artist, a Caldecott Honor Medalist for Coming on Home Soon, lives in Folsom, New Jersey.