Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt – Deborah HopkinsonA 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.
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
How would you escape slavery? Put yourself in the shoes of eleven-year-old Clara for a moment and think about what you would have the courage to choose. Clara is a salve. When white men come to visit the plantation, their drivers sit in the kitchen and talk. They tell stories of a route that slaves could take to escape to the north if they only had a map to show them the way.
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Look Inside. Jul 10, ISBN years. Sep 25, ISBN years. Mar 25, ISBN years. Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, dreams of freedom—not just for herself, but for her family and friends.