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I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

By Cynthia Grady (illustrated by Michele Wood)

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I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

By Cynthia Grady (illustrated by Michele Wood)


Synopsis

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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Publisher
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10
0802853862

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