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Hopkinson, Deborah
New York : Knopf, 1993.
IL K-3 RL 4.5
ISBN 0679823115
Sweet 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.
SUBJECTS:     Slavery -- Fiction
                        Quilts -- Fiction


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