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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Written by Deborah HopkinsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by James RansomeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by James Ransome


· Dragonfly Books
· Trade Paperback · Ages 3-7 years
· July 10, 1995 · $7.99 · 978-0-679-87472-0 (0-679-87472-0)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

An inspiring tale of creativity and determination on the Underground Railroad from Coretta Scott King winner James Ransome and acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson.

Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, dreams of freedom--not just for herself, but for her family and friends. When she overhears a conversation about the Underground Railroad, she has a flash of inspiration. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered from other slaves, she fashions a map that the master would never even recognize. . . .

From the award-winning author-illustrator team of Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome, this fictional tale of the Underground Railroad continues to inspire young readers 25 years after its original publication.

"Inspiring." —The New York Times

"A triumph of the human spirit." Publishers Weekly, starred review

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"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."--(starred) Horn Book.

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

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WINNER 1993 - Reading Rainbow Review Books
WINNER 1995 - Texas Bluebonnet Master List
WINNER 1995 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
WINNER 1994 - IRA Children's Book Award for Younger Readers

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Deborah Hopkinson has written many acclaimed picture books including A Letter to My TeacherSky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book; and Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book. She lives in Oregon with her family. Visit her at deborahhopkinson.com.

James Ransome is the illustrator of many award-winning titles for children, including The Creation by James Weldon Johnson, which won a Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, and Let My People Go by Patricia McKissack, winner of an NAACP Image Award. His other titles include This Is the Rope by National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, Young Pele by Lesa Cline-Ransome and Sky Boys by Deborah Hopkinson. He lives in New York. Visit him at jamesransome.com.

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