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Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom

Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom (Hardback)

By Schofield-Morrison, Connie
Illustrated by Zunon, Elizabeth

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An awe-inspiring African American woman! A talented seamstress, born a slave, bought freedom for herself and her son. Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born in 1818, enslaved to a Virginian plantation owner. As a teenager, Lizzie was sent to work as the only slave on a small plantation..., where the work was endless, and the masters treated her with unspeakable cruelty. A new master, learning Lizzie could sew, sent her to work for a tailor, who paid the master, not Lizzie, for Lizzie's work. The beautiful gowns that Lizzie created were displayed in the tailor's window and soon attracted the attention of the wealthiest women in Virginia. Among them was Mrs. Jefferson Davis who also introduced Lizzy to Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Lizzie first had to borrow money from her wealthy patrons to buy her freedom, once she was free, she was able to earn money of her own and pay them all back. Connie Morrison writes with straightforward honesty and clarity. This inspiring story about an unsung hero is beautifully illustrated with digital collage by Elizabeth Zunon.
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ISBN 9780823439638
Released NZ 9 Feb 2022
Publisher Holiday House Inc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780823439638
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Holiday House Inc
Imprint Holiday House Inc
Released 9 Feb 2022
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Schofield-Morrison, Connie
Illustrated by Zunon, Elizabeth
Category Reference
History
Historical Figures & Biographies
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 261mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 306.362092
Weight 465g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
Library of Congress African American women - Biography - Juvenile literature, Women slaves - Biography - Juvenile literature - United States, Women dressmakers - Biography - Juvenile literature - United States, Slaves - Biography - Juvenile literature - United States, Dressmakers - Biography - Juvenile literature - United States
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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