Bibliographic Information: Polacco, P. (1994). The keeping quilt. New York: Trumpet Club.

Annotation: This story is about Patricia’s grandmother journey to the United States and how she kept her Russian traditions and culture close to her through a quilt that her mother had made her.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grade Level: 3rd-5th

Readers who will like this book: Readers who are interested in the Russian culture and who enjoy Patrica Palacco’s literature would enjoy this book.

Personal response and rating: 5/5 I enjoyed learning about Patricia’s family history and how they continued to pass the Russian culture down to each new generation.

Text dependent question: What happened Anna’s dress became to small for her?