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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (A Borzoi book) [Hardcover]

By Deborah Hopkinson (Author)
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Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.6" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 2003
Publisher   Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN  0679823115  
EAN  9780679823117  

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As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara is luckier than the slaves who work the fields. Still, she dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she hears two slaves talking about how they could find the Underground Railroad if only they had a map. 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. Drawn from true incidents in African-American history, this is a compelling and emotionally charged picture book.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Deborah Hopkinson'smost recent book is the ALA Award-WinningApples to Oregon. Her other titles includeUnder the Quilt of NIght(Also illustrated by James E. Ransome) andFannie in the Kitchen. She lives in Oregon."

Deborah Hopkinson currently resides in Walla Walla, in the state of Washington.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Wonderful history lesson  Nov 3, 2006
This is one of many books I purchased as a learning tool for the Education Committee of our local quilt guild. It's instrumental in showing our young people some of the history of quilting. It's even fun for "older" people to read.
Fantastic for reading aloud  Mar 8, 2005
Deborah Hopkinson's use of dialogue in this story is what really recommends it to be read aloud. The characters come through the story so well through their words. They usually don't come right out and SAY anything, but instead communicate vital information in a round-about sort of way. They pretend not to have a care in the world, all the while desperately plotting against their captors.

This is book would be a great tool for opening up a discussion about why people say one thing when they really mean something else entirely. Also, this book is great for discussing ways of "escaping" authority and subverting roles of apparent compliance.
Sweet Clara deserves a place on the bookshelves of young revolutionaries worldwide.
Perpetuating a Myth  Feb 10, 2005
While Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt is a wonderful work of fiction, it should be considered just that.
While the horror of slavery are age appropriately described so a child can relate...poor Clara is taken from her mother...the story perpetuates a myth...that quilts were used to assist slaves to freedom.
I urge teachers not to use this book in their classrooms prior to further research. Neither Quilt Historians nor African American Studies Historians have been able to connect quilts to the UGRR, and to perpetuate the myth is a disservice to our children and the African American People.
Keep believeing   Jan 14, 2005
5. The story is sbout s young girl and she got taken away from he rmother and she was staying with her aunt but it really wasn't her aunt she was just raised around her before she got
moved too.She was trying to find a to get to her mother. She got there because it rained and no one had to work. She got there and seen her mother.
6.This story is an okay story but it wasn't long enough but it was okay. If you like picture books than you wold like this book.
7.Thsi book was also irony because I didn't thin kshe would get to see her mother.
8.I rated thisbook for four stars because it was an okay book.
A tale not often heard  Jan 2, 2004
A small quibble before I sink into utter praise. The cover of this book depicts the aforemention sweet Clara and her sweetheart as they run joyfully through the fields. To freedom. Running joyfully, mind you, away from the slave plantation in broad daylight. I'm not saying that there weren't a couple slaves here and there who felt complete and utter joy as they ran, but this scene is positively idyllic. Shouldn't they be afraid of getting caught? Then again, maybe it's just representing the feeling that accompanies such flight, rather than sticking to the strict facts of the matter.

In any case, I began off point and I'm bound to wander off point unless I pull myself up and mosey on over the actual point. Ahem.
ACTUAL POINT: The book is quite good. You don't see that many stories reflecting the quilts that served as maps to lead slaves to freedom. The story is a realistic one, despite everything I said about the cover. And the people are especially well represented. You like Clara. You want her to find her mother and escape off of the plantation. The illustrations are, in pure James Ransome style, beautiful. I've nothing more to say. It's a book that should belong in every library's collection. Nuff said.


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