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Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: New York : A. Knopf, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st Dragonfly Books edView all editions and formats
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A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her momma, who lives on another plantation -- and even of running to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiratoin, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land -- a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Hopkinson
ISBN: 0679874720 9780679874720
OCLC Number: 33437796
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: by Deborah Hopkinson ; paintings by James Ransome.

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A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her momma, who lives on another plantation -- and even of running to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiratoin, 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.

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