Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt

June 18, 2008

Author Pat McKissack is working on bringing her newest book, Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt into one of her videoconference series. The program is still in the development stage, but we’re excited to have the opportunity!

Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt  will be released in the fall.  Cozbi A. Cabrera illustrated the book.

Here is some information from McKissack’s publisher, Random House, on the book. You will be able to purchase the book at Random House by clicking here

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.

  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers 
  • Pub. Date: October 28, 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780375831638
  • Age Range: 6 to 10  
To learn more about the quilters of Gee’s Bend, visit: There, you’ll meet the women who create these fantastic quilts and learn the history of the community.    



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