The Keeping Quilt

The Keeping Quilt is a multi-generational story that follows a beloved quilt from one family member to another. The resources and activities suggested here will help students to enjoy and learn from this story. This is a great resource to use during Women's History Month (March) and while studying immigration.
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Internet Resources

Patricia Polacco
Bookmarks, coloring pages, mini-posters, autobiographical information – this site has a wealth of resources for studying Ms. Polacco's works.
Grade Level: Primary, Intermediate

Patricia Polacco
This site has a biography of Polacco and lesson plans for many of her books.
Grade Level: Primary, Intermediate

Patricia Polacco on Dyslexia
This article details Ms. Polacco's views on being dyslexic.
Grade Level: Intermediate

Books by Patricia Polacco

Appelemando's Dreams. New York: Philomel, 1991.
Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair. New York: Philomel, 1996.
Babushka Baba Yaga. New York, NY: Philomel, 1993.
Babushka's Doll. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.
Babushka's Mother Goose. New York: Philomel, 1995.
The Bee Tree. New York: Philomel, 1993.
Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom. New York: Philomel, 1988.
Chicken Sunday. New York: Philomel, 1992.
Firetalking. Photos by Lawrence Migdale. Katonah: Owen, 1994.
Polacco, Patricia. I Can Hear the Sun: A Modern Myth. New York: Philomel, 1996.
In Enzo's Splendid Gardens. New York: Philomel, 1997.
Just Plain Fancy. New York: Bantam, 1990.
The Keeping Quilt. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.
Meteor! New York: Dodd, 1987.
Mrs. Katz and Tush. New York: Bantam, 1992.
My Ol' Man. New York: Philomel, 1995.
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow. New York: Putnam, 1992.
Pink and Say. New York: Philomel, 1994.
Rechenka's Eggs. New York: Philomel, 1988.
Some Birthday! New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Thunder Cake. New York: Philomel, 1990.
Tikvah Means Hope. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
The Trees of the Dancing Goats. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Uncle Vova's Tree. New York: Philomel, 1989.

Excerpted from Let's Read.

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