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The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy
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Nov 08, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: ci-546, strategy-connections, strategy-prediciting, theme-family, theme-identity, topic-african-american
Read in November, 2009

A Coretta Scott King Award winner for non-violent social change. This story is very touching as it follows a connection between a young girl, her mother and her grandmother. The cross-generational understanding and appreciation would be a natural connection to make with many of our students who are used to having grandparents around. It's interesting to see how time is important in the book since it takes a year to collect the pieces that will become part of the quilt. It would be interesting to have students identify items that would be important in their families, possibly make a quilt or a drawing that get's connected like a quilt. A great story for the beginning of the year to get to know students or during a family unit.
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