Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist
By Barbara Herkert. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
At Whitehorne House Museum, we celebrate the stories of craftsmen and craftswomen of 18th-century Newport, and beyond.
Discover the empowering story of Harriet Powers through this beautifully illustrated picture-book biography. Harriet was an artist who crafted stories through her quilts—many of which now hang in the Smithsonian and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
“A much-needed introduction to the life of a little known African American artist, with many possible curriculum connections: artists, quilters, women’s history, and the Civil War.”–School Library Journal
“As a picture-book introduction to an unsung artist, it inspires. Harriet Powers: an artist worth knowing.”–Kirkus Reviews
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers (2015)
8-1/2 x 11