Circle Unbroken

Circle Unbroken

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Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, October 2004

In Africa our story begins as a young boy is learning the craft of generations, coiling the grasses into unbroken circles and creating baskets for so many things. The boy learned to coil the grasses and marched into manhood only to be taken into slavery and sent to Charleston, South Carolina. In this new land and this new difficult and painful life, he continued to create the familiar, soothing coils that touched a place deep in his heart. The day came when freedom rang out throughout the land and to this day, the tradition of creating baskets from sweetgrass thrives. As you walk the streets of Charleston or drive out to the historic plantations, you'll see the stands with the tightly woven baskets in all sizes and shapes and the thread that reaches back far into the past also reaches forward to this day. 48 pages Ages 6-10

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