SWEET CLARA AND THE FREEDOM QUILT
New York : Knopf, 1993.
IL K-3 RL 4.5
Clara is a slave living in the South. When she is sent away from her mother,
she longs to escape from slavery and go to Canada where she has heard other
slaves have made it to freedom. Sweet Clara is assigned to work in the
house and here she learns to sew. She listens very carefully to the talk
around her trying to learn how to get to freedom. Sweet Clara needs a map.
She secretly pieces together a quilt with all the landmarks and directions
she learns to form her map to freedom. She successfully escapes and then
returns to free her family. She leaves the quilt behind so that others
can follow the directions on her FREEDOM QUILT.
Slavery -- Fiction
Quilts -- Fiction
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