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Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Thirteen interrelated poems and as many radiant illustrations create not only a celebration of the ancient art of weaving but a joyful exploration of how love and hard work can mesh separate threads--or separate people--into a harmonious whole.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 27th 1999 by HarperCollins
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Kristyan Williams
Jul 19, 2010 Kristyan Williams rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book! Aneesa and the weaver's gift is special in that it relates- through poetry- the facts of a multicultural, multiracial, and multifaceted young girl's life to her favorite hobby: weaving. Aneesa's weaving becomes a metaphor for her family relationships, her emotions, and the way she sees herself within the world. Weaving is just one tradition that has been passed down to the girl from her ancestors; there is a scene in one poem where generations of her family meet in the for ...more
Feb 03, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ece-2nd
Grades 2+
Library Journal; Publisher's Weekly; Kirkus Reviews
This beautiful book of poetry exposes students to a multiracial character, Aneesa, who has an unusual hobby: weaving cloth. Through the many poems we hear Aneesa's emotions surrounding everyday and special occasions
Curriculum Connection:
Passion for a hobby Multiracial
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