Most Loved in All the World

Most Loved in All the World

by Tonya Hegamin, Cozbi A. Cabrera

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780547528762
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/12/2009
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Lexile: AD530L (what's this?)
File size: 21 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tonya Cherie Hegamin decided that she would be a writer when she was eight years old. Between then and now, she has also been a social worker, an educator, a vintage clothing vendor, a vegan soul food caterer, and the program director of a poetry retreat. Tonya is a graduate of Cave Canem and a native of Pennsylvania.

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Most Loved in All the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
shellytST More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of a little slave girl who watches the pain and anguish her mother endures as a result of slavery. She sees the horrors the slaves go through every day, and yet she finds joy in the quilt blocks that her mother is making. As her mother sews, she tells the little girl the story of each block. A log cabin is for safety. The brightest star is for you to follow. The slave girl's favorite quilt block is the one of the little girl who is the most loved in all the world. The mother is making this quilt to help those who are escaping on the Underground Railroad. The mother does not leave slavery on the Underground Railroad, but makes a choice to stay in slavery and help others escape. The story is written appropriately for young children and is a good discussion starter about slavery. The beautiful pictures illustrate the story superbly. The paintings and textiles together bring life to the little slave girl and the quilt that her mother is making.
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