The Patchwork Path
A Quilt Map to Freedom
author: Bettye Stroud
illustrator: Erin Susanne Bennett
Now that Hannah’s papa has decided to make the run for freedom, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama — it’s a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada. A fictionalized account of a fascinating oral history, The Patchwork Path tells the story of a two of the thousands who escaped a life of slavery and made the dangerous journey to freedom — a story of courage, determination, and hope.
- A Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book, Honorable Mention
- An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner
The images stitched into Hannah's quilt lead to secret signposts on the Underground Railroad as she and her father take flight from slavery on a perilous path to freedom.