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by Erin Susanne Bennett,Bettye Stroud




The images stitched into Hannah's patchwork quilt lead to secret signposts on the Underground Railroad as she and her father take flight from slavery on a perilous path to freedom.The wagon wheel. The bear's paw. The flying geese. These are some of the squares in the quilt Hannah's mama helped her to sew -- before Hannah's sister was sold to another plantation and before Mama died of a broken heart. Now that Hannah's papa has decided to make the run for freedom, this patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama -- it's a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada, where they'll finally be free. A fictionalized account of a fascinating oral history, THE PATCHWORK PATH tells the story of a brave father and his young daughter, two of thousands who escaped a life of slavery and made the dangerous journey to freedom -- a story of courage, determination, and hope.
Download The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom epub
ISBN: 0763624233
ISBN13: 978-0763624231
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Erin Susanne Bennett,Bettye Stroud
Language: English
Publisher: Candlewick; First Ed 1st Printing edition (January 13, 2005)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1944 kb
FB2 size: 1959 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 178
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Scoreboard Bleeding
Used as a resource to help teach 2nd graders about The Underground Railway during Black History month. Very helpful teaching aid and children loved the story and beautiful illustrations.
Adrietius
I have used another book similar to this one to teach about the Underground Railroad and influential Americans who helped people travel on the Underground Railroad in my 5th and 6th grade classrooms. Students create their own freedom quilt using four quilt blocks (all out of paper). I am really excited about this book because not only is it a good story to hook the kid's attention, but it describes the patterns and their meanings within the book itself.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
Excellent writing and I will read future writings of the artist. Very easy reading and it expressed honest experiences of history untold.
ladushka
Used this for a quilt project at school. The 7th graders had to read books, analyze them, and make a baby quilt to be donated. Love doing this unit.
Alister
This story is such a powerful story of a young girl and her father escaping slavery on the Underground Railroad. Using a patchwork quilt as a map, the young girl is able to navigate her way.
Camper
nice story Children enjoyed it
Liarienen
Straightforward story with believable characters shows how slaves planned carefully to run to freedom in Canada, getting colder every step of the way. While the "code" may be somewhat fiction, it does show how staying on the northbound path, evading slave catchers and their dogs, and finally reaching the shores of freedom were real clues then memories kept in handcrafts like quilts. This is beautifully illustrated.
Very nicely written, would be good for children. Tells a nice story, in a nice fashion.