Browse Abstracts (26 total)

| by Pinto, Sara

Look at this illustrated sequence of hidden doors. As you look behind each door, different pictures accumulate from A to Z. You'll find 26 surprises in the alphabet room (A Board Book).

| by Flournoy, Valerie

Tanya loves spending time with her Grandma. Grandma teaches Tanya the importance of using old scraps of material to make unique and warm quilts. One day Grandma gets sick before the quilt is complete. Tanya must help Grandma finish the quilt.

| by Littlesugar, Amy

Jolie shows courage in her community by protecting the school that will educate her and others. Jolie is afraid others will burn down the school. Jolie never gives up hope, and learns about famous African Americans who were brave and made a difference in their community, just like Jolie.

| by Grant, Shauntay

A young woman of African decent recalls her childhood in her native homeland of Preston, Canada. She remembers long hot days of summer playing with cousins, singing on Sunday mornings, climbing trees and picking blueberries. Gatherings with her family are special celebrations.

| by Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn

Simms teaches his father how to write. For many years Simms' father struggled writing his own name. However, Papa learns just in time so he can vote in the first election which gave Blacks the right to vote.

| by Applegate, Katherine

Hallie and her parents are leaving their home in Nebraska and setting out in a wagon for Oregon. Hallie is sad to leave her home and her grandmother, but she isn't afraid. She is'nt afraid of anything, except for storms. When hallie experiences her greatest storm she's ever seen during her journey, she isn't afraid, though, thanks to her grandmother's beloved quilt and kind words.

| by Swanson, Diana

When bickering princes take the throne, the kingdom is split in two by a wall so that each brother rules half. The kingdom is divided and it is illegal for people to cross the wall. Since Tamala and Abalon are forbidden to see their grandmother and cousin on the other side of the wall, they decide to float over it in a hot air balloon. They work with their parents to collect materials, build the balloon, and wait for the perfect weather conditions. The family departs during the night, escapes military fire from soldiers, and surprises their relatives in the morning. This adventure is…

| by Stroud, Bettye

Hannah and her father are slaves who decide to escape to freedom. They use the patterns in the quilt made by her mother, who passed away, to follow the Underground Railroad.

| by Ransom, Candice

A little girl, living in the mountaintops of Virginia, wants to go to school. Her father promises to send her when she is old enough, but he goes off to fight in the civil war. During the war the school and books are burned. Find a special way to build a new school.

| by Jonas, Ann

A child receives a patchwork quilt made up of fabrics that have special meaning. One bedtime, the quilt serves as background for a nightime adventure for the child and her stuffed dog, Sally.

| by Guback, Gloria

Luka and Tutu are best friends. Tutu decides to make a quilt for Luka but she doesn't like it. For a while they aren't friends anymore, but then they are again.

| by Willard, Nancy

A young child believes that a magician lives above his grandmother in the mountains. Two worlds that seem so far apart are brought together into one when the grandmother and the magician help each other out.

| by Johnston, Tony

A quilt is passed from one generation to the rest. It holds many of the same meanings for each generation.

| by McDonald, Megan

A grandpa tells his grandchildren a story about his childhood when he and a friend mistakenly cut the vine on his sister's pumpkin. Grandpa's sister grew the pumpkin in order to earn a patch for her quilt. The boys find a way to save the pumpkin so that her hard work is not lost.

| by Roth, Susan//Phang, Ruth

Right before bedtime, a little girl asks her grandma to tell her stories about her quilt.

| by Schnur, Steven

The autumn season is described using the alphabet. From apple cider to weather, each letter of the alphabet describes what happens from September to December.

| by Pelletier, David

Come take a trip from A to Z. Each letter is drawn to represent a whole word. These wonderful pictures bring out each letter in its own way!

| by Hopkinson, Deborah

Claro makes a quilt that describes the path that slaves must take to walk to freedom. She runs away with Jack and gets to freedom because of the quilt.

| by Polacco, Patricia

When a Russian family moves to America they decide that in order to keep their heritage, a quilt that has been added on to by generation after generation, will be their way of keeping them together.

| by Wright, Courtni Crump

Despite their troublesome lives, these slaves find reason to celebrate and be happy. Lettie and her family dance, sing, feast, and play games in honor of her sister's marriage.
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