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Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt (Picture Book)

by Patricia McKissack

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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 |
An inspired story about the Gee's bend quilts told through beautiful illustrations and poetry. A great story for children and adults alike.
  kristine.rouska | Feb 4, 2012 |
Summary: 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.

Genre: poetry

Media: Acrylics
  efakkema09 | Jan 15, 2012 |
I was able to see an exhibition of the quilts from Gee's Bend a number of years ago and they have stuck very strongly in my memory. This book does a great job in connecting the lives of the women who made those quilts and the struggles they faced.

This book would be perfect for a library program centered around quilting. The children could be read this book and then learn the basic techniques of quilting then come together to make a small quilt for display in the library. ( )
  lnpowers | Jul 25, 2010 |
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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:55:13 -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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