Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Woodson, Jacqueline.
New York : Putnam's, 2005
IL K-3, RL 2.4
ISBN 0399237496
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An African-American writer tells her family history of making quilts or “Show Ways” which were used as secret maps for the slaves seeking freedom in the north. Tracing back seven generations Woodson gives us strong women who used their quilts as “Show Ways” in each generation. From the slaves who secretly made their way North to the Freedom Fighters in the 1960’s, see how the “Show Ways” guided them in their missions and played a prominent role in Woodson’s family traditions.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)
SUBJECTS:     Quilts -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Slavery -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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