Saturday Storytime: Show Way

This week, Amy reads Show Way, written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott, and published by Penguin Putnam. Read by permission of Penguin Group.

Show Way tells the story of the author’s ancestors over centuries, from slave to free, artists and activists, through the civil rights era and into today. The “show way” quilt patterns that once acted as a secret code to help slaves escape become a symbol of heitage, binding together the past and the present.

After the story, Amy demonstrates how to make a simple quilt pattern block from paper, in the style of the quilt blocks seen in the book.