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ISBN: 978031237603148 Pages, Ages 4-8
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As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs.
NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Booklist Editors' Choice, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy