New Book out Next Week!

October 22, 2008

Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt will be released next week.  Patricia McKissack authored the book; 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.

Pat McKissack's newest book

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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