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I Lay My Stitches Down : Poems of American Slavery
by Cynthia Grady and Michele Wood


Overview - This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective: a house slave, a mother losing her daughter to the auction block, a blacksmith, a slave fleeing on the Underground Railroad.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective: a house slave, a mother losing her daughter to the auction block, a blacksmith, a slave fleeing on the Underground Railroad.
This moving and eloquent set of poems, brought to life by vivid and colorful artwork from Michele Wood, offers a timeless witness to the hardship endured by America's slaves. Each poem is supplemented by a historical note.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802853868
  • ISBN-10: 0802853862
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 34
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-18
  • Dimensions: 12.08 x 9.39 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.08 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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