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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

By: Deborah Hopkinson
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 9780679874720
07/10/1995 - $7.99
Categories: People & Places - United States - African American, Historical - United States - 19th Century, Historical - United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877),

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt!

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.