Author: Valerie Flournoy

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers

Narrated by: Isabel Sanford

Description: THE PATCHWORK QUILT tells the story of a young girl who learns the secret ingredient in her Grandma's special quilt of memories. LeVar discovers kids learning to make their own brightly-colored patchwork quilts at the Boston Children's Museum, a hands-on museum where folk traditions are kept alive.

Activity Suggestion: Classification skills can be learned by looking closely at lots of different fabrics. Have students sort fabric swatches according to the design and/or pattern in boxes labeled polka dots, prints, stripes, plaids and others.

For activity ideas beyond what is listed, contact Canadian Learning CompanyŽ for information about obtaining a teacher's guide. Call 1-800-267-2977.

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