Show Way (2006 Newbery Honor)
Show Way (2006 Newbery Honor)
Show Way (2006 Newbery Honor)

Show Way (2006 Newbery Honor)

Woodson, Jacqueline/ Talbott, Hudson (ILT)
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: AD720L 
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (September 8, 2005)

ISBN: 9780399237492


Details: Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Winner of a Newbery Honor!

Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read.

From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.

EAN: 9780399237492

Package Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English