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The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom


The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom
Written by Bettye Stroud
Illustrated by Erin Susanna Bennett
Candlewick Press
Ages 5-8, Grades K-3

Parents and children alike will adore this book about heroism, ingenuity, escape and bravery. The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom shares a story about a slave girl and her father’s flight to freedom by leaning on nothing more than their recollections and the codes lovingly sewed into their quilt. The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom serves as a resourceful book to teach one’s children about the brilliance of slaves who wanted nothing more than to be free.

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