The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family's past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother's Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.
I loved learning more about Harriet Tubman. For a long time I have admired her and I loved learning more about her in this way. I am not a lover of history. Actually it was my least favorite subject in school, but Kathi writes in a way that make history come alive. The rest of the story was good also though the Harriet Tubman parts where, in my opinion, sometimes too far apart. I think I would have liked Mazie's story more if I could have related to her more, but sadly I could not. This is a wonderful book, at times frustrating at sometimes beautiful. In the end Kathi wrapped up with the message that I so desired to come out in the story. The past does not define you unless you let it, your ancestors are not you. Lean on God for He sent His Son so that the past no longer matters. Let Him set you free.
I compliment Kathi on her writing and making history as exciting, inspiring, and interesting as it should be written. I must also compliment (I think) New Hope publishing. The format of the book is something I've never seen before and I LOVE it! The page numbers location is fabulous, the chapter your on is written at the top of every page instead of the name of the author, and the page decoration is lovely.
My songs for The Moses Quilt are: "I Know Where I've Been" by Queen Latifah, "So Small" by Carrie Underwood, "How Great Is The Love" by Meredith Andrews, and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" by Susan Star
P.S.(For Mimi) "Where I Belong" by Building 429
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