Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt

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Random House Children's Books, May 30, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.

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A story told through quilting in a free verse narrative. The women from rule Alabama quilt their story and show all of the major things that have happened in their lives. It is a great and lively ... Read full review

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This is a story that teaches traditions and culture. It is always wonderful for children to know what their family members did before them. It teaches character and many more things. Great book for younger readers. Read full review


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Patricia C. McKissack is the author of the Caldecott Honor Book Mirandy and Brother Wind and the Newbery Honor Book The Dark-Thirty. She and her husband, Fred, have written over 100 books about the African American experience. She has also received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s books and the Virginia Hamilton Award. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cozbi Cabrera is the illustrator of the picture books Beauty, Her Basket, and Thanks a Million. You can visit her Web site at She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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