Creative Writing

Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

51lCfJJ4DxLMost Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing (MFA) at The New School

Houghton-Mifflin, 2008

Barnes & Noble: An authentic and powerful account of slavery and how a handmade quilt helps a little girl leave home for freedom.

With a poet’s keen ear, Tonya Hegamin tells the account of a little girl whose mother is a secret agent on the Underground Railroad. Before sending her daughter north to freedom, the mother sews a quilt for her daughter, not only to guide her with its symbols of moss and the north star, but also to remind her always that the smiling girl in the center of the quilt is “most loved in all the world.” Strikingly illustrated with unique textile collages and expressive acrylic paintings.

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