I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

(Hardback - Oct 2011)
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This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective: a house slave, a mother losing her daughter to the auction block, a blacksmith, a slave fleeing on the Underground Railroad. This moving and eloquent set of poems, brought to life by vivid and colorful artwork from Michele Wood, offers a timeless witness to the hardship endured by America?'s slaves. Each poem is supplemented by a historical note.


  • SKU: 9780802853868
  • SKU10: 0802853862
  • Title: I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
  • Qty Remaining Online: 40
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Date Published: Oct 2011
  • Pages: 34
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Age Range: 10 - 13
  • Grade Level: 5th Grade thru 8th Grade
  • Weight lbs: 1.08
  • Dimensions: 12.08" L x 9.39" W x 0.30" H
  • Features: Illustrated, Ikids, Dust Cover
  • Themes: Ethnic Orientation | African American; Topical | Black History;
  • Awards: 2013 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Recommended - Ten to Fourteen)
    2013 Nautilus Award (Winner - Children's Illustrated)
    2013 PEN Literary Award (Finalist - Picture Book)
    2012 Parents Choice Awards (Spring) (2008-Up) (Silver Medal Winner - Poetry)
  • Subject: Poetry - General