Saturday, January 5, 2013
a Colcha de Martha Ann para la Reina Victoria by Kyra E. Hicks
About The Author
Kyra E. Hicks is a marketing professional and quilter. She was so mesmerized after seeing Eva Ungar Grudin's 1990 exhibition, "Stitching Memories: African-American Story Quilts," that she began to teach herself to create her own quilts. "I found my voice that afternoon in the museum," she remembers. Today, Kyra's quilts have been included in more than forty exhibitions in venues such as the American Craft Museum in New York, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford. She hosts the African American quilting news blog, Black Threads.
I received this sweet book from LibraryThing, only problem is that it is in Spanish, and I do not speak Spanish. I had my Grandson try and translate this to me. This is the story of Martha Ann Ricks, who's father saved and purchased her freedom from slavery.
The family moved from Tennessee to Liberia. Having the 14 year old read this to me, and him learning about slavery, made the book even more memorable. He was impressed with her desire to meet Queen Victoria, and presenting the beautiful quilt. The illustrations are wonderful, and we enjoyed looking at the quilt. Kyra Hicks has down a wonderful job with this story. We both enjoyed it!!
I received a copy of this book from the author, and was not required to give a positive review.