Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrator(s):
James Ransome
Age Group:
5-8
Publisher:
Alfred A. Kopf
ISBN:
978-0679874720
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

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.

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