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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

By: Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome


On March 19th, Author Deborah Hopkinson, of Oregon is coming to the North Street and West street schools to speak with students about Under the Quilt of Night and the Grades K-2 Community Read selection, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.



As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect.


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