Stitchin’ and Pullin': A Gee’s Bend Quilt Book Reading

October 2, 2009

Read St. Louis is a community-wide initiative developed by St. Louis County and St. Louis Public Libraries to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss books.

AUTHOR EVENT:
Patricia McKissack, Stitchin’ and Pullin': A Gee’s Bend Quilt

Public Event and Book Signing at the St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly, located at 225 North Euclid Avenue in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m.
Patricia McKissack will discuss and sign her book, Stitchin’ and Pullin’. Mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns – all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together – telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom. Patricia C. McKissack is the author of the Caldecott Honor Book Mirandy and Brother Wind and the Newbery Honor Book The Dark-Thirty. She and her husband, Fred, have written over 100 books about the African American experience. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Books for sale courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

Stitchin’ and Pullin’
Come experience the Patricia C. McKissack book Stitchin’ and Pullin': a Gee’s Bend Quilt as we read some of the poems from the book and make beautiful quilt squares to take home. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thursday, October 1, 1:00 p.m.
Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63131

Friday, October 2, 10:00 a.m.
Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

Thursday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.
Weber Road Branch, 4444 Weber Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.
Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121

Thursday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.
Jamestown Bluffs Branch, 4153 N. Hwy 67, Florissant, MO 63031

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2 Responses to “Stitchin’ and Pullin': A Gee’s Bend Quilt Book Reading”

  1. karen mcgarry said

    Hello. I am looking for a videoconference/podcast/author reading by Patricia McKissack on her book, “Stichin’ and Pullin’.” Would you have any leads?
    Many thanks.
    Karen McGarry
    Union Elementary School, Ohio

    • NEW! STORY HOURS New Links to New Learning is pleased to share that award winning author Patricia McKissack will conduct three, 60 minute story-hour sessions during the fall of 2009. Pat reads the selected books (see below), she’ll talk about (her) inspiration, and she will take questions from students. These story hours are for students in first through fifth grades (depending on the book). The cost is $200 for New Links members and $250 for non-members.

      On November 24, 2009, Pat read from Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt at 2:30 pm central. This book is for students ages 9-12; “Mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.” (Amazon.com)

      Contact CSD if you are interested in participating; perhaps we can arrange another session with Mrs. McKissack.

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