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Show Way
By Hudson Talbott (illustrator) and Jacqueline Woodson
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date September 1, 2005
Pages 48
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399237492
ISBN-10 0399237496
Dimensions 0.50 by 9 by 11.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Sonnie tells the tale of her great-grandma, who, sold into slavery when she was seven years old, created quilts called Show Ways, which were maps for slaves to follow to freedom, and passed this knowledge down for generations to come.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Winner of a Newbery Honor!

Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read.

From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.

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9780399237492 | details & prices | 48 pages | 9.00 × 11.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.05 lbs | List price $17.99
About: The making of 'Show ways,' or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.

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