Featured books by Barbara Herkert

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slavery to Artist

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slavery to Artist

By: Barbara Herkert
Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Harriet Powers was born into slavery but learned a great deal about fabric and quilting which she used when freed after the Civil War. Her story unfolds in upbeat illustrations and informative text. An author’s note provides additional insight into the artist and her quilts.

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