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This is a gorgeous and inspiring look at the quilts of Gee s Bend, their history, and the people who made them It is kept pretty simple because it is meant for children, but the tragedy and suffering of these ladies and their families is not whitewashed I would have likedinformation about each of the ladies who made the quilts, but there are books for adults that have that I recommend this book not just to children interested in history, art, or crafts, but for adults with interests in This is a gorgeous and inspiring look at the quilts of Gee s Bend, their history, and the people who made them It is kept pretty simple because it is meant for children, but the tragedy and suffering of these ladies and their families is not whitewashed I would have likedinformation about each of the ladies who made the quilts, but there are books for adults that have that I recommend this book not just to children interested in history, art, or crafts, but for adults with interests in the same areas It is a great introduction to the quilts keep an eye out because an exhibit could come to a museum near you I was so fortunate as to see some of them in the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, AL And if you are a quilter you surely will find the quilts fascinating This book will serve as a good reminder of why quilts were made to begin with, and what they were made of Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts In the only photo essay book about the quilts of Gee s Bend for children, award winning author Susan Goldman Rubin explores the history and culture of this fascinating group of women and their unique quilting traditions Rubin uses meticulous research to offer an exclusive look at an important facet of African American art and culture In the rural community of Gee s Bend, African American women have been making quilts for generations They use scraps of old overalls, aprons, and bleached cornmeal sacks anything they can find Their traditions have been passed down through the decades Much to the women s surprise, a selection of the quilts was featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, inThe exhibition then traveled to the Whitney Museum in New York City Eye poppingly gorgeous, wrote a critic for the New York Times about the exhibition He continued, Some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced The Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit its newly acquired collection of Gee s Bend quilts inRubin is known for producing well researched, highly praised, and sophisticated biographies of artists and other important figures Through similar research, The Quilts of Gee s Bend shares specifics about this rare community and its rich traditions, allowing children to pause to consider history through the eyes of the people who lived it and through a legacy that is passed on to the next generation This book should be of great interest to classrooms, libraries, and those interested in African American art in the United States, in addition to quilting, life in early emancipated colonies in the South, and Gee s Bends importance in the Civil Right s movement The quilts and the incredible stories behind them are powerful motivators for anyone who wishes to accomplish anything A map, directions on how to make a quilt square, endnotes, and an index round out this stunning nonfiction book Vibrant, colorful photography combines with interesting narrative text in this nonfiction picture book that tells the story of a group of African Americans who created beautiful quilts on a plantation in Alabama The descendants of slaves, these people farmed the land and worked very hard Making quilts was social entertainment and also a necessary task to keep their homes and families warm and comfortable As time went on through the Civil Rights era, these quilts were discovered for the amazin Vibrant, colorful photography combines with interesting narrative text in this nonfiction picture book that tells the story of a group of African Americans who created beautiful quilts on a plantation in Alabama The descendants of slaves, these people farmed the land and worked very hard Making quilts was social entertainment and also a necessary task to keep their homes and families warm and comfortable As time went on through the Civil Rights era, these quilts were discovered for the amazing works of art that they are This well researched book shares their story This is a nice nonfiction resource to share with middle grade readers I loved seeing the quilts and their creators and learning the history of Gee s Benders This book brought me into a glimpse of how hard it was for tenant farmers and how inspired, motivated, and driven they were by Martin Luther King, Jr There s even instructions in the back to make your own quilt block and turn it into a full quilt I would like to write kid s non fiction This is a great example of that I love the quilt pictures and that she brought this story to light It also inspired me to start quilting again If these hard working, poor monitarily women can do it, I certainly can also. I believe that this book would be wonderful for students to go along with the social studies unit on family history and traditions The book, being a photo essay book, brings lots of images to life with descriptions about the quilts themselves, the stories behind the quilts, and a little bit of information about the creators of the quilts I would include the twin text of The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco as well In The Keeping Quilt, we see how a family collected items from a child s life, I believe that this book would be wonderful for students to go along with the social studies unit on family history and traditions The book, being a photo essay book, brings lots of images to life with descriptions about the quilts themselves, the stories behind the quilts, and a little bit of information about the creators of the quilts I would include the twin text of The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco as well In The Keeping Quilt, we see how a family collected items from a child s life, and put them together into a quilt Items included a dress and a babushka or shawl The family used the quilt over the years for many different things, all while remembering the items from which it was made I would have the students create their own quilt for an activity The students would simply start with construction paper, and on each piece, they would think of an item that could be cut down from their past or present family, and illustrate it on each piece Some examples of items could be clothes, bibs, or blankets They would then glue the pieces together and be able to share it with the class giving their reason for choosing each part, and why they feel it would be important enough to include in their quilt.Polacco, P 2013 The keeping quilt New York, Toronto, Ontario Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers I enjoyed this book but I can t imagine it will find a very large juvenile audience. A fascinating story of how these dazzlingly creative quilts, carefully and lovingly stitched by descendants of slaves in Gee s Bend, Alabama, ended up hanging in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City Amazing the positive influence and inspiration we can be for each other if we want to be Hooray for the women of Gee s Bend and their stunning quilts. Lots of great information and full page photos of the quilts, but it does seem like it is missing a through line to keep kids engaged in the story. A handsomely illustrated history of the women who quilted over the years at Gee s Bend, Alabama They started during the time of slavery and continued as a community through the years, supporting each other and teaching the next generation of quilter artists It s a compelling read for one with some knowledge of the history perhaps a bit dry for young readers One photo seems to be incorrectly captioned.