Sunday, January 10, 2010

In My Mailbox #16

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I got a book in my mailbox this week! How exciting!

Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham. Putnam Juvenile, January 2010.

Here's the summary from the back of the ARC:

Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee's Bend, Alabama, this sparkling debut tells the tale of an extraordinary young girl facing a brave new world. Ten-year-old Ludelphia Bennet has only ever known the log cabins, orange dirt, and cotton fields of her small sharecropping community. But when Mama gets deathly ill, Ludelphia does something drastic - she leaves Gee's Bend for the very first time. Mama needs medicine badly, medicine that can only be found in Camden, over forty miles away. It's a dangerous journey, but Ludelphia weathers each challenge in a way that would make Mama proud, including documenting her journey - her story - in a new quilt for Mama as she goes along.

And that was it for my mailbox this week - what was in your mailbox?