Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Deborah Hopkinson & James Ransome (Ils.) 1997 40p 8.5 x 10.5
As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation—and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land—a freedom quilt—that no master will ever suspect.
Ages 3 – 7.