Show Way

Woodson, Jacqueline

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Show Way
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, ©2005.
ISBN: 9780399237492
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Talbott, Hudson


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Feb 21, 2013

Using this book for a program on quilts and the tradition in African-American families:

Feb 03, 2013

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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Feb 03, 2013

StaceyLB thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Feb 03, 2013

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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Feb 03, 2013

"...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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