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Patchwork Path, The: A Quilt Map to Freedom (2007)

Author: Stroud, Bettye Illustrator: Bennett, E.
Publisher: Candlewick
Number of pages: 32 pages

The wagon wheel. The bear's paw. The flying geese. These are some of the squares in the quilt Hannah's mama helped her to sew -- before Hannah's sister was sold to another plantation and before Mama died of a broken heart. Now that Hannah's papa has decided to make the run for freedom, this patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama -- it's a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada, where they'll finally be free.

ISBN 13: 978-0763635190
Reading Level (grade): 3.7
Reading Level (A-Z): P