Author(s): Bettye Stroud & Erin Susanne Bennett
The wagon wheel. The bear's paw. The flying geese. These are some of the squares in the quilt Hannah's mama helped her to sew - before Hannah's sister was sold to another plantation and before Mama died of a broken heart. Now that Hannah's papa has decided to make the run for freedom, this patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama - it's a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada, where they'll finally be free.
A fictionalized account of a fascinating oral history, The Patchwork Path tells the story of a brave father and his young daughter, two of thousands who escaped a life of slavery and made the dangerous journey to freedom - a story of courage, determination, and hope.