2006 Honor Book
"Soonie's family makes Show Ways - quilts with secret meanings that are maps to freedom. Her family tells stories of bravery that inspires courage. Each generation passes on to the next the belief that there is a road to a better place."
This book is an unusual choice for a Newbery as it is a picture book. However, it is a very inspiring book about African American history showing the road from slavery to freedom. The illustrations are beautiful as well.