Leaving Gee's Bend

Leaving Gee's Bend

by Irene Latham


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Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things go wrong.

But when Mama goes into labor early and gets deathly ill, it seems like even quilting won?t help. That?s when Ludelphia decides to do something drastic?leave Gee?s Bend for the very first time. Mama needs medicine that can only be found miles away in Camden. But that doesn?t stop Ludelphia. She just puts one foot in front of the other.

What ensues is a wonderful, riveting and sometimes dangerous adventure. Ludelphia weathers each challenge in a way that would make her mother proud, and ends up saving the day for her entire town.

Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee?s Bend, Alabama, Leaving Gee?s Bend is a delightful, satisfying story of a young girl facing a brave new world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588383327
Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 788,446
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Irene Latham lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

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Leaving Gee's Bend 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
earthfriend More than 1 year ago
This story hooked me from the beginning. Ludelphia was a brave young girl and her experiences were poignant, yet exciting. I did not want to stop reading once I started. I think the author caught the spirit of a child who lived through a very difficult time. She wove the history into the story so that you felt Ludelphia's story was true. It was heartwarming to see the love and loyalty in her family. All middle grade children should read this to know and understand what it was like for blacks during those years of segregation. The author uses vivid imagery to set the scene and one gets the feeling of being present in the middle of a tough situation which fortunately ends on a happy note. Well done.
Jake Casey More than 1 year ago
Just read the sample andd im hooked so gona buy this. Highly recmond this book if u like good stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Irene Latham's lyrical prose tells the story of the adventurous Ludelphia, who walks out of Gee's Bend and into the reader's heart. Loved the history behind this stand out story.
mother-of-7 More than 1 year ago
wonderful story, wonderfully written. i admire the people of gee's bend so much. they will get into your heart as you read. there were great characters in this book, well developed. the plot moved along nicely while keeping you guessing where it was going to go. Ludelphia is a true heroine. ms. latham paints a vivid picture of the times and people her story is set in. this book will definitely give anyone reading it insight into the world of Gee's Bend at the time of the Depression. there are some realistic scenes of a birth, but nothing too graphic for older children. highly recommended for middle school and above.
GardeningMom More than 1 year ago
Exciting story based on real events. You will admire the bravery of the young main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago