Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

by Deborah Hopkinson
1st Edition, ©2003, ISBN: 9780679874720
Trade Paperback, 40 pages
Price: $6.99

As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation—and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land—a freedom quilt—that no master will ever suspect.

"A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to younger children, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficult but important chapter in the country's past."Horn Book

"This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart."Publishers Weekly

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Summary: Introducing the Underground Railroad, this tells about Clara as she quilts a map to freedom.

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