Annotations for I Lay My Stitches Down : Poems of American Slavery


Baker & Taylor
A collection of poems that depict people and events throughout the history of the United States.

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Baker & Taylor
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, in a collection featuring illustrations by the American Book Award- and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist of I See the Rhythm. A first book.

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Eerdmans
This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American slaves. Drawn together through imagery drawn from quilting and fiber arts, each poem is spoken from a different perspective: a house slave, a mother losing her daughter to the auction block, a blacksmith, a slave fleeing on the Underground Railroad.This moving and eloquent set of poems, brought to life by vivid and colorful artwork from Michele Wood, offers a timeless witness to the hardship endured by America's slaves. Each poem is supplemented by a historical note.

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