Amber, her brother, and her parents visit Aunt Phoebe, a traveler, collector and storyteller. Aunt Phoebe shares a cloth with the family. The cloth, came from Ghana, Africa and represents individual personalities. After hearing the story of the cloth, Amber wraps The Talking Cloth around herself stimulating her learning, growth, knowledge, wisdom, and connection with her Ashanti heritage. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Medallion, 2010)
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