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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow)

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Publisher Comments:

Born in North Carolina, James Ransome is a graduate of the Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration.  While still a student at Pratt, James was one of twelve finalists out of two thousand selected to illustrate the annual Citibank calendar.  After graduation, James continued to study painting at the Art Students League where his entry into the Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition received the Jellybean award.  Currently a member of the Society of Illustrators, James has illustrated numerous books for children, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt and Freedom's Fruit.  His illustrations also appear on book jackets, greeting cards, puzzles and shopping bags, as well as in magazines and calendars.  One of James's paintings is in the Charlotte (North Carolina) Public Library's permanent children's book art collection.

James currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his wife, Lesa, their two daughters, and their Dalmatian, Clinton.  

Synopsis:

Clara, a slave in the Big House on Home Plantation, begins to save scraps of colored cloth for a quilt that becomes a map depicting the route of the Underground Railroad. Clara eventually escapes herself by the path that has by now been stiched into her memory, leaving the quilt behind as a guide for others.

Synopsis:

Clara, a slave in the big house on Home Plantation, begins to save scraps of colored cloth for a quilt that becomes a map depicting the route of the Underground Railroad. Clara eventually escapes herself by the path that has by now been stitched into her memory, leaving the quilt behind as a guide for others.

Synopsis:

Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. 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.

About the Author

"A particularly effective way to introduce the subject to younger children, adding a trenchant immediacy to their understanding of a difficult but important chapter in the country's past."--(starred) Horn Book.

"This first-rate book is a triumph of the heart."--(starred) Publishers Weekly.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679874720
Author:
Ransome, James, Cissp
Author:
Ransome, James E.
Illustrator:
Ransome, James
Publisher:
Dragonfly Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Quilts
Subject:
Quilts -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Subject:
slavery;underground railroad;quilts;historical fiction;picture book;african american;freedom;fiction;multicultural;black history;quilt;history;social studies;children;american history;civil war;friendship;african americans;bravery;quilting
Subject:
slavery;underground railroad;quilts;historical fiction;picture book;african american;freedom;fiction;multicultural;black history;quilt;history;social studies;children;american history;civil war;friendship;african americans;bravery;quilting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Reading Rainbow Books
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.52x8.52x.16 in. .37 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Dragonfly Books - English 9780679874720 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Clara, a slave in the Big House on Home Plantation, begins to save scraps of colored cloth for a quilt that becomes a map depicting the route of the Underground Railroad. Clara eventually escapes herself by the path that has by now been stiched into her memory, leaving the quilt behind as a guide for others.
"Synopsis" by , Clara, a slave in the big house on Home Plantation, begins to save scraps of colored cloth for a quilt that becomes a map depicting the route of the Underground Railroad. Clara eventually escapes herself by the path that has by now been stitched into her memory, leaving the quilt behind as a guide for others.
"Synopsis" by , Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. 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.
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