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

Herkert, Barbara, (author.). Brantley-Newton, Vanessa, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 15 of 15 copies available at SC LENDS.

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0 current holds with 15 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library J 746.4609 Herkert Barbara (Text) 22960001084523 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Belton Branch J 746.4609 Herkert Barbara (Text) 22960001084531 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch J 746.4609 Herkert Barbara (Text) 22960001084549 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Westside Branch J 746.4609 Herkert Barbara (Text) 22960001084556 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch J B POWERS (Text) 0530005591619 Juvenile Biography Collection Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch J B POWERS HER (Text) 30018005009291 Juvenile Biography Available -
Florence - Lake City Branch J 746.46 Herkert (Text) 33172005875032 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Main Library J 746.46 Herkert (Text) 33172005874795 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Timmonsville Branch J 746.46 Herkert (Text) 33172005874910 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Kershaw Branch J B POWERS (Text) 30553103354058 Juvenile Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385754620
  • ISBN: 0385754620
  • ISBN: 9780385754637
  • ISBN: 0385754639
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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.-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5-8.
Kindergarden-Grade 3.
AD850L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 4.9 0.5 181547
Subject: Powers, Harriet, 1837-1910 > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American quiltmakers > Georgia > Juvenile literature.
African American quilts > Juvenile literature.
African American women > Georgia > Juvenile literature.
Powers, Harriet, 1837-1910 > Biography.
African American quiltmakers > Georgia.
African American quilts.
African American women > Georgia.

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