Synopses & Reviews
When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. andlt;BRandgt; Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward... andlt;BRandgt; Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to andlt;Iandgt;Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.andlt;/Iandgt; Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.
This sequel to the International Reading Association Children's Book Award winner "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt" captures all the drama and emotion of a girl's heartstopping escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad. Illustrations.
About the Author
James E. Ransomeandrsquo;s highly acclaimed illustrations for andlt;iandgt;Knock, Knock: My Dadandrsquo;s Dream for Meandlt;/iandgt; won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book andlt;iandgt;Uncle Jedandrsquo;s Barbershopandlt;/iandgt; by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinsonandrsquo;s andlt;iandgt;Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quiltandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Let My People Goandlt;/iandgt;, winner of the NAACP Image Award; and andlt;iandgt;Satchel Paige,andlt;/iandgt; written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.