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By         Lauren         KapesAuthor: Jacqueline Woodson Illustrator: Hudson Talbott
‘Show Ways’Quilts with secret meanings that are maps to                 … freedom
“each generation passes on to the next thebelief that there is a road to a better place”
About the author …Jacqueline Woodson• Based on family history• 7 generations girls & women        Quilters/Artists/Freedom...
What were some of those roads to           freedom?
When Soonie’s great-grandma was seven           She was sold from her family …                     as a slave
Big Mama            Made ‘Show Way” quilts           helping slaves find freedom
Those quilts were very special,  leading slaves to freedom
Underground railroad….
One generation after the nextcontinued with the ‘Show Way”
Soonie was born and her mom said,“There’s a road, girl. There’s a road …”
The slaves were freed Still they worked very hard
Soonie sewed the quiltsselling them for money     and started her own family …     …..
There was still a road yet to go …
Caroline & Ann had ‘Show Way’ patchespinned inside their dresses that helped them       be less scared with their road
There’s a road, girl. There’s a road.    We will always remember
Interested in learning moreabout the underground railroad?
Questions?
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  1. 1. By Lauren KapesAuthor: Jacqueline Woodson Illustrator: Hudson Talbott
  2. 2. ‘Show Ways’Quilts with secret meanings that are maps to … freedom
  3. 3. “each generation passes on to the next thebelief that there is a road to a better place”
  4. 4. About the author …Jacqueline Woodson• Based on family history• 7 generations girls & women Quilters/Artists/Freedom Fighters• Wanted a ‘Show Way’ for her daughter
  5. 5. What were some of those roads to freedom?
  6. 6. When Soonie’s great-grandma was seven She was sold from her family … as a slave
  7. 7. Big Mama Made ‘Show Way” quilts helping slaves find freedom
  8. 8. Those quilts were very special, leading slaves to freedom
  9. 9. Underground railroad….
  10. 10. One generation after the nextcontinued with the ‘Show Way”
  11. 11. Soonie was born and her mom said,“There’s a road, girl. There’s a road …”
  12. 12. The slaves were freed Still they worked very hard
  13. 13. Soonie sewed the quiltsselling them for money and started her own family … …..
  14. 14. There was still a road yet to go …
  15. 15. Caroline & Ann had ‘Show Way’ patchespinned inside their dresses that helped them be less scared with their road
  16. 16. There’s a road, girl. There’s a road. We will always remember
  17. 17. Interested in learning moreabout the underground railroad?
  18. 18. Questions?

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