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Leaving Gee's Bend

(2010)
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Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things go wrong.

But when Mama goes into labor early and gets deathly ill, it seems like even quilting won't help. That's when Ludelphia decides to do something drastic - leave Gee's Bend for the very first time. Mama needs medicine that can only be found miles away in Camden. But that doesn't stop Ludelphia. She just puts one foot in front of the other.

What ensues is a wonderful, riveting and sometimes dangerous adventure. Ludelphia weathers each challenge in a way that would make her mother proud, and ends up saving the day for her entire town.

Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee's Bend, Alabama, Leaving Gee's Bend is a delightful, satisfying story of a young girl facing a brave new world.


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Praise for this book

"Ludelphia Bennett reaffirms the human spirit and defines survival in this beautifully stitched quilt of a novel." - Richard Peck


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Hardback Editions

January 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Leaving Gee's Bend
Author(s): Irene Latham
ISBN: 0-399-25179-0 / 978-0-399-25179-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Leaving Gee's Bend
Author(s): Irene Latham
ISBN: 1-58838-332-6 / 978-1-58838-332-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: NewSouth Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Leaving Gee's Bend
Author(s): Irene Latham
Publisher: NewSouth Books
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