Friday, January 30, 2009

Most Loved in All the World

Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Hegamin, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
"Mama works hard in the field. My hands are too little..."
An authentic and powerful account of slavery and how a handmade quilt helps a little girl leave home for freedom.With a poet's keen ear, Tonya Hegamin tells the account of a little girl whose mother is a secret agent on the Underground Railroad. Before sending her daughter north to freedom, the mother sews a quilt for her daughter, not only to guide her with its symbols of moss and the north star, but also to remind her always that the smiling girl in the center of the quilt is "most loved in all the world." Strikingly illustrated in unique textile collaging and expressive acrylic paintings.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Cabrera's rich acrylic paintings and textile collage add immediacy to the gripping text. An unflinching depiction of slavery's impact on families, this selection's reassuring message of love shatters all bonds.