Most Loved in All the World
by Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Publication Date: Dec 20, 2008
List Price: $17.00
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / General
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American