I am re-reading some books in honor of Black History month. Here’s my February booklist, and yes, all are about women. You may have read some of these, but The Bondwoman’s Narrative is one of my favorites because it is the first known book written by a female African American slave.
I also purchased two books with biographical sketches: one is a book about African American women in science, and one is a book about 100 African Americans who shaped history. When I was growing up our church library had a whole section of biographies. Many of them were about African Americans like Booker T. Washington and others. I love biographies and will enjoy learning about these individuals.
This is my list:
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
- Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- The Bondwoman’s Narrative by Hannah Crafts
- Cane River by Lalita Tademy
- Red River by Lalita Tademy
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
You have seen some of these quilts, but I got them up on the fence (between rainy January days) and took some pics. And have been slow getting them up here.
This is the one Ezri pieced. We were going to let her program the computer to quilt it, but virtual school got in the way. So I finally quilted and bound it and it is at home with her now. It’s a big quilt and will work on her 3/4 bed (it’s an oversized twin but not a double). It looks like the colors are really bright in this picture on my screen, but in fact, they are rich and this quilt is one that you can just sit and enjoy the colors.
And this is a Double Irish Chain that I finally finished in early January. It’s about 95″ square. I think I’m going to send it to my brother as a late Christmas gift. The colors in this are really rich and beautiful too, it was made with the Tuscany batik collection.
And here are the two comfort / charity quilts I finished in January. I took the pics before quilting the second one, but both are quilted, bound, and gifted already.