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Stitchin' and Pullin'
A Gee's Bend Quilt
Written by Patricia McKissackAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Patricia McKissack
Illustrated by Cozbi A. CabreraAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Cozbi A. Cabrera


· Random House Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 5-9 years
· October 28, 2008 · $17.99 · 978-0-375-83163-8 (0-375-83163-0)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008:
"An outstanding way to introduce aspects of African-American history and explore the power of community."

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WINNER 2008 - Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
HONOR 2009 - Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
WINNER - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

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 www.cozbi.com. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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