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Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Book theme: United States, African American
Author: Patricia McKissack
Street Date: October 4, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-8057
PATRICIA C. McKISSACK is the author of the Caldecott Honor Book Mirandy and Brother Wind and the Newbery Honor Book The Dark-Thirty. She and her husband, Fred, have written over a hundred books about the African American experience. She has also received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's books and the Virginia Hamilton Award. To get a feel for the lives of the quilters she describes in this book, Pat traveled to Gee's Bend, Alabama, where she spent several days with the quilt makers and even got a quilting lesson. COZBI A. CABRERA is the illustrator of the picture books Thanks a Million and Beauty, Her Basket. She is also recognized for her handmade textile work, which includes quilts and clothing. Her collectible cloth dolls (muï¿½ecas) received national attention when they were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Martha Stewart Show. You can visit her website at cozbi.com.
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