"I Lay My Stitches Down"

Written by Cynthia Grady and illustrated by Michele Wood

This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery taken 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, offers a timeless witness to the hardship endured by America's slaves. Each poem is supplemented by a historical note.

Ages 10 & up

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