I lay my stitches down : poems of American slavery / written by Cynthia Grady ; illustrated by Michele Wood.
- Grand Rapids Michigan ; Cambridge, U.K. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, .
 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
- United States -- History -- Juvenile poetry.
United States -- Biography -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
- Childrens subjects:
- United States -- History -- Poetry.
Children's Poetry, American.
Picture books for children.
- Place of Publication:
- United States Michigan Grand Rapids.
- A volume of evocative and moving poems considers the experiences of slaves in a variety of circumstances including a house slave, a mother who loses her daughter on the auction block, and a slave fleeing through the Underground Railroad.
- Log cabin
Birds in the air
Tree of life
- "The illustrations were created with acrylics on canvas."
"The display type was set in Casablanca Antique."
"The text type was set in Adobe Garamond Pro."
"Each poem in this collection is named for a traditional quilt block and reflects a metaphorical patchwork of circumstances encountered by enslaved people in America."
Includes bibliographical references.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2013.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy has "Reinforced trade binding".
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Wood, Michele, illustrator.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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