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Polacco, Patricia
New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1988.
IL K-3, RL 5.3
ISBN 0689820909
When Great Grandma Anna, came to America from Russia, she had very little with her.  She had on her favorite dress and babushka.  Anna loved playing with her basbuska and wearing her dress to school.  As she grew, the dress became too small.  She was very sad that she would no longer have  these clothes to wear.  Her mother had a wonderful idea.  They took the dress and the babushka along with Uncle Vladimir's shirt, Aunt Havalah's nightdress and Aunt Natasha's apron and cut out shapes.  They ladies of the neighborhood got together and made a beautiful quilt with pieces from all the clothes.  Anna's mother said that the quilt would be a reminder of their journey to America.  Through the years, the quilt serves many purposes.  To find out how the quilt was used through the years, read Patricia Polacco’s story of THE KEEPING QUILT.
SUBJECTS:     Quilts -- Fiction.
                        Jews -- Fiction.
                        Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.


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