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Patricia Polacco lives in the Thumb area of Michigan.

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The Keeping Quilt - Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0671649639
Publication Date: 1988-09-01
"We will make a quilt to help us always remember home," Anna's mother said. "It will be like heaving the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night. And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna's babushka, Uncle Vladimir's shirt, Aunt Havalah's nightdress and an apron of Aunt Natasha's become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world. In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family, and the quilt that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith.


Multi-Cultural Book Lists from FLITE Juvenile Collection

This guide pulls together multi-cultural material for children and young adults from the FLITE collection for course work and personal enjoyment.  This list is not exhaustive. Refer to the Scholastic article: "How to Choose the Best Multi-Cultural Books".

Help for locating the books at FLITE:

  • Juvenile Easy Fiction books are picture books, generally suited for younger children.  They are shelved by author's last name.
  • Juvenile Fiction books are titles written primarily for young adults, of middle school and high school age and are also shelved by author's last name.
  • Juvenile Non-Fiction books are shelved by the A-Z classification number corresponding to the subject of the book:  history, poetry, science, ABCs, etc.

Remember to check the Big Rapids Community Library catalog for books as well.   Your student card allows you to check out books from the public library.


Library catalog

If you want books, the library catalog is the place to look.  Type in your title, author, or keywords and find out what we've got!

(You can also access this from FLITE's homepage, on the Catalog tab of the center box.)

To specify multi-cultural books, follow these steps:

  • Type your assigned culture into the Encore catalog search box: Asian (search Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as well), Hispanic, Jewish, Native American, African-American, etc.

  • From your results page, scroll down the left column until you can select under "Search Found In" the word Subject for your term.
  • From the resulting list, scroll down the left column and select under "Locations", the words FSU Juvenile 3rd Floor.

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