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Sewing Stories free pdf Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now priceless examples of African American folk art. Barbara Herkert s lyrical narrative and Vanessa Newton s patchwork illustrations bring this important artist to life in a moving picture-book biography."

About Barbara Herkert

Barbara Herkert has been creating stories since the first grade and is also the author of "Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter." She received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and studied art and art history at Oregon State University. She now lives on the Oregon coast with her family and spends time in a log house near Bend, Oregon. You can learn more about Barbara and her books at BarbaraHerkert.com. Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and children s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of "Let Freedom Sing" and "Don t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table" and has illustrated numerous children s books, including "One Love" and "Every Little Thing," words by Bob

Details Book

Author : Barbara Herkert
Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Data Published : 13 October 2015
ISBN : 0385754639
EAN : 9780385754637
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 40 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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