Originally published in: 2016
What it’s about: This book depicts the lives, assigned job duties, and hopes and dreams of 11 slaves. It is particularly riveting because it is based on historical documents. It was awarded a Newbery Honor this year as well as a Coretta Scott King Honor for Author.
What made me pick it up: Abby had it checked out, and it caught my eye. I read it on my dinner break.
My favorite things: This book is a good introduction to slavery for younger readers. It includes details of slaves lives without getting too graphic. It has bright colors and exceptional illustrations.
Who it’s great for: Kids who want to explore the topic of slavery.