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.
My Comments: Kathi Macias is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. She also wrote a different book I reviewed, The Unexpected Christmas Hero, which was different but thought provoking. I would say the same about this book. This is a perfect book for me to read right now, right before Black History Month. I loved reading about the life of Harriet Tubman. What an interesting way to house the story of a great African-American hero. There will be two more books in this “Quilt” series; one about the first woman doctor, and one about Fanny Crosby, hymn writer. I can’t wait until those books come out. The main characters, Mazie has some perceived obstacles to overcome before they can become engaged, and Mazie’s great-grandmother uses the Moses quilt to help Mazie do just that. That is, telling the story of Harriet Tubman’s life. This is an interesting, engaging, and inspiring book!