Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Hegamin

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An authentic and powerful account of slavery and how a handmade quilt helps a little girl leave home for freedom.

With a poet's keen ear, Tonya Hegamin tells the account of a little girl whose mother is a secret agent on the Underground Railroad. Before sending her daughter north to freedom, the mother sews a quilt for her daughter, not only to guide her with its symbols of moss and the north star, but also to remind her always that the smiling girl in the center of the quilt is "most loved in all the world." Strikingly illustrated in unique textile collaging and expressive acrylic paintings.
 

About Tonya Hegamin

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Tonya Cherie Hegamin decided that she would be a writer when she was eight years old. Between then and now, she has also been a social worker, an educator, a vintage clothing vendor, a vegan soul food caterer, and the program director of a poetry retreat. Tonya is a graduate of Cave Canem and a native of Pennsylvania. No Bio
 
Published January 12, 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Spare language and vibrant art present a powerful message of hope during American slavery, through a mother's sacrifice and her gift of freedom.

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Hegamin (M+0 4EVR ) tackles difficult concepts of slavery, courage and sacrifice in a poignant book about a mother who sends her daughter on the Underground Railr

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