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The Patchwork Path

By Bettye Stroud
Illustrated by Erin Susanne Bennett

The images stitched into Hannah's quilt lead to secret signposts on the Underground Railroad as she and her father take flight from slavery on a perilous path to freedom.

Now that Hannah’s papa has decided to make the run for freedom, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama — it’s a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada. A fictionalized account of a fascinating oral history, The Patchwork Path tells the story of a two of the thousands who escaped a life of slavery and made the dangerous journey to freedom — a story of courage, determination, and hope. - A Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book, Honorable Mention - An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner

  • A fictionalised account of a fascinating oral history.
  • A powerful story of courage, determination, and hope.

About the author

Bettye Stroud is the author of several picture books that speak of her African American heritage, including "Dance Y'all", "The Leaving" and "Down Home at Miss Dessa's".

About the illustrator

Erin Susanne Bennett is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

ISBN: 9780763635190
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2007
Dimensions: 230 x 285mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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