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Circle Unbroken [Paperback]

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Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 26, 2007
Age  4-8
ISBN  0312376030  
EAN  9780312376031  

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In a powerful and rhythmic picture book, a grandmother tells the tale of Gullahs and their beautiful sweetgrass baskets that keep their African heritage alive. Reprint.

Publishers Description
As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs.

Buy Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven, E. B. Lewis, Stacy Keach, Sharon M. Batista, Sami Khalife, Kelly L. Cozza & Jocelyn Soffer from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780312376031 & 0312376030

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More About Margot Theis Raven, E. B. Lewis, Stacy Keach, Sharon M. Batista, Sami Khalife, Kelly L. Cozza & Jocelyn Soffer

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Margot Raven and E. B. Lewis collaborated on Circle Unbroken, a Booklist Top 10 Black History Book for Youth. Their most recent picture book was Night Boat to Freedom, published by FSG in 2006. The author lives in Charleston, South Carolina. The artist, a Caldecott Honor Medalist for Coming on Home Soon, lives in Folsom, New Jersey.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Beautiful book  Jun 12, 2007
This is a great way for young and old to lean about sweet grass basket making! Perfect for late elementary school students.
beautiful book  Nov 9, 2006
This book was very nice: lovely pictures, gentle storyline that was also informative. I enjoyed it very much.
DR. Beck's Class  Jan 25, 2006
The book's illustrations were very interesting and creative. The story line was an accurate dipiction of slavery and the history behind it. It connected strong family ties from generation to generation with the beautiful basket weaves and family customs. Those who are associated with the geography of the book can make a strong personal connection to the atmosphere of the book. For teaching purposes, it relates the importance of family history and bonds throught the generations. It also shows how far we've developed as a society. It would be part of our text set for slavery in our classroom.
The best children's book on Charleston  Aug 28, 2004
If I were making a very short list of books to remember Charleston by, this would be on it. The language is lyrical and wonderful to read aloud. The illustrations are gorgeous. Both Raven and Lewis do a superb job of sharing the meaning of family ties across generations, as well as sharing the Gullah culture. I'm a newcomer to the Low Country, and I don't have any African heritage, but still, something in this story really resonated with me. Highly recommended!
A moving history of a dying art  Jun 20, 2004
We love the South Carolina Low Country, and are proud to own a number of sweetgrass baskets, most made by the same lady. This book was a wonderful find to share with my daughter, who is almost 4. The pictures are lovely, and the history is honest without being too brutal for younger listeners. Older readers will certainly get the depth of the slave history, while it serves as a good introduction for the younger. I found it to be a poetic and lyrical read, and a good explanation of how the art of Low Country coil basket weaving (also known as Charleston sweetgrass basket weaving) has been passed down.

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