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Show way

by Woodson, Jacqueline,

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 25 Libraries 29 of 33 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB WOODSON Jacqueline
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Woo
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj Fic Woodson,
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CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books qj Fic Woodson,
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CLP - West End Children's Picture Books qj Fic Woodson,
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books qj Fic Woodson,
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Fiction J Fic Woo
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je W
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL WOOD
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F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Picture Books JUV PIC F Woodson
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC WOO
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Woodson
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea WOODSON
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC WOODSON
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E WOO
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CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Warehouse PENNA qr FICTION Woodson,
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Summary
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Winner of a Newbery Honor!

Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read.

From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. A Show Way is a quilt with secret meanings, and the image works as both history and haunting metaphor in this exquisite picture book. Based on Woodson's own history, the unforgettable story tells of African American women across generations, from slavery and the civil rights movement to the present. The cut-out jacket design is impressive, as is Talbott's mixed-media artwork inside, which extends Woodson's clear poetic narrative with beautiful collages that make use of big triangles, squares, and curves to emphasize portraits and landscapes and show connections and courage. The first double-page spread is of anguished separation when Soonie's great-grandmother is sold "without her ma or pa." Growing up on a plantation in South Carolina, Soonie learns from Big Mama about children "growing up and getting themselves free," and also how to sew quilts with signs that show the way to freedom. Time passes: Soonie's granddaughter, Georgiana, has twin girls who march for freedom in the 1960s. The final glorious spread shows Georgiana's granddaughter, Jacqueline Woodson, laughing at home with her own beloved daughter, Toshi Georgiana, whose picture is embedded in a quilt, connecting her with those who came before. A must for the classroom, this story will move many readers to explore their own family roots; link it to the Booklist 0 interview with Woodson BKL F 1 05, in which she talks about what she owes to those who came before her. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This affecting, poetic paper-over-board picture book stands out from the first glance. On the innovative cover, a montage of black-and-white pictures of African-American captives, arranged to resemble a quilt, act as a background to a diamond-shaped die-cut opening that frames the image of an African-American girl holding a lighted candle. Woodson's (Coming on Home Soon) story, both historical and deeply personal, begins as a seven-year-old girl is sold into slavery and taken to a South Carolina plantation "without her ma or pa but with some muslin her ma had given her." There she learns to "sew colored thread into stars and moons and roads that slave children grew up and followed late in the night, a piece of quilt and the true moon leading them." Later, her daughter also stitches quilts that become "a Show Way" to guide captives escaping to freedom. The quilt becomes a metaphor not only for physical freedom but for freedom of expression. Long after emancipation, subsequent generations of women in this family stay connected through quilting, using needle and thread as a means of support and as a creative outlet. Woodson eventually reveals that this is her own lineage, and "[her] words became books that told the stories of many people's Show Ways." Talbott uses the quilt motif in rousing ways, piecing together quotes or news items for a pair of spreads about one generation "walking in a line to change the laws" as well as in softly quilted patterns that tie together the love of a child, a theme throughout this elegantly designed volume. Ages 5-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Quilts -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Quilts -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :G. P. Putnam's Sons,2005
Contributors Talbott, Hudson, illustrator.
Language English
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 2006
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 0399237496
9780399237492
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