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The Resource Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist, by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist, by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Label
Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist
Title
Sewing stories
Title remainder
Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Title variation
Sewing stories
Title variation remainder
Harriet Powers journey from slave to artist
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harriet Powers learned to sew and quilt as a young slave girl on a Georgia plantation. She lived through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and eventually owned a cotton farm with her family, all the while relying on her skills with the needle to clothe and feed her children. Later she began making pictorial quilts, using each square to illustrate Bible stories and local legends. She exhibited her quilts at local cotton fairs, and though she never traveled outside of Georgia, her quilts are now priceless examples of African American folk art."--Amazon.com
Summary
Traces the life of Harriet Powers, who was born a slave in Georgia but spent the years after the Civil War providing for her family by creating elaborate pictorial quilts, earning her recognition as an African-American folk artist
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449015
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herkert, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 746.46092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 5-8
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850
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brantley-Newton, Vanessa
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Powers, Harriet
  • African American quiltmakers
  • African American quilts
  • African American women
  • Powers, Harriet
  • African American quiltmakers
  • African American quilts
  • African American women
Target audience
juvenile
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Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist
Label
Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist, by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922879351
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780385754620
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922879351
Label
Sewing stories : Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist, by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922879351
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780385754620
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922879351

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