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Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt

by Patricia McKissack

Other authors: Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)

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"Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt" is a book about the life of a young girl who's piecing together her first quilt. The illustrations in this book make the book enjoyable. The illustrator uses what appears to be a quilt pattern theme, bright colors, and some of the pages look as if they were painted onto the paper. The plot is another piece that makes this book powerful. The plot of this book moves along at a good pace. We go through the life of a young African American girl and watch her piece together her quilt, while she learns about her family history, community and the struggle for freedom and justice. It also takes place in her small town of Gee Bend, Alabama. One of the main ideas of this book was the importance of family. ( )
  BlairThompson | Oct 31, 2016 |
A story told through quilting in a free verse narrative. The women from rule Alabama quilt their story and show all of the major things that have happened in their lives. It is a great and lively story told through the youngest, baby girl. The illustrations make you want to flip through the pages. ( )
  chrisriggleman | Apr 15, 2015 |
This is a story that teaches traditions and culture. It is always wonderful for children to know what their family members did before them. It teaches character and many more things. Great book for younger readers. ( )
  Trock33 | Nov 25, 2014 |
This book teaches a lesson about the simple things, like family tradition. The speaker tells the story of herself and her relatives. As a child, she has never made her own quilt. It's something that her family has been doing for generations, and over the course of the book, she gets to make and finish her first quilt.
Children that read something like this can become curious about a hobby that they never thought about, and they can see the strong family bond that can come from it. ( )
  rrossi1 | Sep 6, 2013 |
A true-to-life depiction of life in a rural Alabama community where the women still get together to share life, stories, and love around a quilting frame written in poetry form.

This book can be taught: Have students bring in quilt and have them learn to stitch. While students are stitching they can talk about stories that they still cherish from their culture. ( )
  jennymilagro | Oct 14, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375831630, Hardcover)

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:14 -0400)

As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfolds.

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