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Show Way

Show Way

Illustrated by:
Hudson Talbott
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Published:
2005

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 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. 

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