The Invention of Wings


Sue Monk Kidd

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Sarah’s Silver Button

As a young girl, Sarah decides to use a silver button as a symbol of her dream to become a jurist, despite the impossibility of a woman having such a career in this time period…

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Red Thread

Handful first steals red thread from Sarah as a young girl, in a small rebellion against the many limits on her life as a slave. From then on, red thread becomes the symbol of the…

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Charlotte’s Quilt and Black Triangles

Charlotte is the seamstress for the Grimkés, but she also uses sewing to assert her own autonomy. Charlotte sews a story quilt that tells the experiences of her life as a slave. This quilt gives…

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