The Patchwork Quilt

Author/ Illustrator: Valerie Flournoy / Jerry Pinkney
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1985
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Gr. K-3
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award

Overview: In this story, Tanya learns about the idea of a patchwork quilt from her grandmother. She learns how each patch represents something meaningful to someone in their family. As her grandmother becomes ill, Tanya takes it upon herself to finish the patchwork quilt. At the end of the story, Tanya’s grandmother gives Tanya the patchwork quilt.

As a family collect multiple shirts, fabrics, costumes, old clothes or other materials that has meaning to someone in the family. Together create a family patchwork quilt with these items.

Reviewer’s Name: Becky Gray