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Circle Unbroken: The Story of a Basket and Its People
By Earl B. Lewis (illustrator) and Margot Theis Raven
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date March 1, 2004
Pages 48
Binding School and Library
Edition 1
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374312893
ISBN-10 0374312893
Dimensions 0.50 by 10 by 11.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
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Original list price $16.95
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In a powerful and rhythmic picture book, a grandmother tells the tale of Gullahs and their beautiful sweetgrass baskets that keep their African heritage alive. description: Product Description:

Keeping the African heritage alive

As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her old-timey grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs, so that

. . . when your fingers talk just right
that circle will go out and out again -
past slavery and freedom, old ways and new,
and your basket will hold the past . . .

This powerful picture book, with its rhythmic text and evocative paintings, spirals through time, becoming a triumphant song - a rich story of a craft, a culture, and a people.

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9780374312893 | details & prices | 48 pages | 10.00 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.95
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