This book is a collection of narrative quilts and poetry that carries the reader on a journey through African American history from slavery to presidency. The writing is emotional, descriptive, and thought-provoking. The accompanying quilts are as powerful as the poems, making the experience of the poetry visually stimulating. As a whole, this book is a work of art unto itself. Surprisingly, the medium is t fabric. These mixed media collage quilts have been uniquely created by Robin J. Miller. What a wonderful addition to any family library!
This book is co-authored by husband and wife team, James W. Miller and Robin J. Miller, who are both poets. James retired from a banking career in 2012. He has often written poems about his experiences. This is his first book. Robin retired from teaching art in the NYC school system in July, 2012. She began creating art around 1990, while teaching students with learning disabilities. She has written and illustrated the books, Back To School, The Jazz History Quilt and A Humble Village.