Tanya loves listening to her grandmother talk about the quilt she is making from pieces of colorful fabric from the family clothes: an eventual heirloom to represent each person and the important events of their lives together. When Grandma becomes ill, Tanya decides to finish the masterpiece herself, and soon the rest of the family pitches in to help, finding comfort and connection by completing the squares and stitches. This gentle picture book presents a contemporary family whose continuation of a time-honored tradition becomes a meaningful expression of love. Acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney, whose Caldecott Honor Books include his adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, brings the emotion and heart of the story to life in soft, realistic watercolors.
The Patchwork Quilt - Valerie Flournoy