- Publisher: Rosen Publishing
- Edition: The African American Quartet
- Available in: Hardcover and eBook
- ISBN: 9781477792896
- Published: January 15, 2015
Harriet Tubman and My Grandmother’s Quilts is a beautifully woven story about Pace’s grandmother, her quilts, and her connection to the legacy of Harriet Tubman. The story of Tubman’s heroism as a conductor on the Underground Railroad comes to life in a whole new way through moving language and vibrant images.
Author and artist Dr. Lorenzo Pace uses his grandmother’s quilts in a powerful, personal, and artistic presentation of Harriet Tubman’s heroic participation in the Underground Railroad. The Pace family artifacts are like the quilts slaves made and used for giving signals and directions to those seeking freedom. His unique narrative voice and point of view make this a brilliant, age-appropriate informational text.
Dr. Pace is the former director of the Montclair State University Art Galleries in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. He is the sculptor commissioned to create Triumph of the Human Spirit for the African Burial Ground Memorial in Foley Square Park in New York City. He is currently a Professor of Art at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.