Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee’s Bend Quilt

About the Author

Award-winning author Patricia McKissack wishes she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and his long-sought freedom—at last! She is the author of The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, which was a Newbery Honor Book and received the Coretta Scott King Award. She frequently collaborates on books with her husband, Fredrick. They have three sons and live in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee’s Bend Quilt

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Patricia McKissack; illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

This collection of poems tells the story of the quilt-making community in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, who have made quilts for generations to keep their families warm; to pass the time while sewing, singing, and sharing; and to memorialize loved ones. Today their quilts hang on museum walls as modern masterpieces of color and design. Inspired by these quilts and the women who made them, award-winning author Patricia McKissack traveled to Alabama to learn their stories. The lyrical rite-of-passage narrative that is the result of her journey seamlessly weaves together the familial, cultural, spiritual, and historical strands of life in this community.

  • Softcover
  • 11 x 9 inches
  • 48 pages
  • Published: 2016
  • Recommended for ages 5–9

Editorial Reviews

"An outstanding way to introduce aspects of African-American history and explore the power of community." —Kirkus, starred review

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