I Lay My Stitches Down

I Lay My Stitches Down

Poems of American Slavery

Book - 2012
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This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective: a house slave, a mother losing her daughter to the auction block, a blacksmith, a slave fleeing on the Underground Railroad.

This moving and eloquent set of poems, brought to life by vivid and colorful artwork from Michele Wood, offers a timeless witness to the hardship endured by America's slaves. Each poem is supplemented by a historical note.
Audience: "Ages 10 & up"--P. [2] of cover.
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2012.
ISBN: 9780802853868
Branch Call Number: JP 811.6 Grady
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Wood, Michele


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