Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of areunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation–and even of runningaway to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the UndergroundRailroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth inher scrap bag to make a map of the land–a freedom quilt–that no master willever suspect. “A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to youngerchildren, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficultbut important chapter in the country’s past.”–(starred) “Horn Book.” “This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart.”–(starred) “PublishersWeekly. “
James Ransome has illustrated many picture books including the Coretta Scott King Award-winner The Creation, the Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, and This is the Rope by Jaqueline Woodson. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife. Visit James at www.jamesransome.com.
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