Nomination: Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist

9780385754620_20530Herkert, Barbara. Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers Journey from Slave to Artist.
Illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. 2015. 40p. Random House/Alfred Knopf BFYR, $17.99 (978-0-385-75462-0). Gr.K-3.

The women in Harriet’s life teach her the craft of appliqué quilting, a way to preserve the stories of Africa, when slaveowners wouldn’t allow then to read or write.  After Emancipation,   Harriet uses her art to support her family, earning a place in America’s art history for her incredible talent.

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