Reading Rainbow: Patchwork Quilt (1985)

Genres - Children's/Family, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A quilt can be more than a bed covering; it can hold a family's memories, as a child discovers when she helps her grandmother piece together a patchwork quilt. Children are shown in a class for quilt-making at the Boston Children's Museum in Reading Rainbow: Patchwork Quilt. The family theme is explored further as host LeVar Burton visits an Italian-American family that offers food made by hand in their store. The importance of families is also a dominant factor in the choice of books for review -- Being Adopted by Maxine B. Rosenberg, Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Maria Surat, and The Two of Them by Aliki.

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educational-television, reading, book, reading-skills, field-trip, learning-skills, literature, quilt