Quilt making has been passed down through eight generations of Soonie's family. Messages were carefully stitched into each quilt, called a Show Way, mapping the family's journey from slavery to the present day.
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by Jacqueline Woodson
by Stephen Dando-Collins
by Matthew Ward
by Dan Gutman
by David Ezra Stein
by Jacqueline Carey
by Jacqueline Thomas
"In a soft and sure voice, author Jacqueline Woodson reads her own work beautifully. Her history of her mother's side of her family introduces the idea of the "Show Way"--a concept that has multiple incarnations of meaning in the story, starting with a quilted map used by slaves seeking freedom. Even without illustrations, the images evoked are vivid and beautiful. Woodson's pacing is like taffy, pulling the story out and folding it back onto itself. A superb soundscape weaves through Woodson's narration. Other voices deliver historical quotes, giving the impression of passage through the turning pages of history. Though not all the transitions are seamless, overall the recording is a treasure. It ends with an informative and lively author interview. A.M.P. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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