When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night.
Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward...
Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.
is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt,
winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder,
winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon,
a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night.
She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com
James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Knock, Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop
by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinson’s Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
; Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award; and Satchel Paige, written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.
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