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Show Way

Woodson, Jacqueline

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Show Way
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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.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2005.
ISBN: 0399237496
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Talbott, Hudson

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Using this book for a program on quilts and the tradition in African-American families:
http://www.thinkfinity.org/groups/ohio-ambassadors/blog/2013/02/19/quilting-sharing-stories

This book is a good book to read for those learning about traditions being passed down. When explaining traditions to your child or students, this is a good example to use in order for them to fully understand. The book is clear and easy to understand which will not confuse children of age. This book also explains how the particular tradition was created and passed down from generation to generation. This is a very good read for students who are learning about slavery and ways in which slaves knew how which direction to go when they were attempting to head North.

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There were traditions of stitching patterns in quilts that were started during slavery in order to help other slaves escape to the North. The traditions were passed down through the author's family and were eventually used for different purposes.

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"...she was sold from the Virginia land to a plantation in South Carolina without her ma or pa but with some muslin her ma had given her."

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