Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Invention of Wings

From an early age Sarah Grimke knew she was meant to
have an extraordinary life. Only trouble being, she didn't know what that meant. But to Sarah, growing up during the early 1800's in Charleston, the daughter of a prominent judge and family, what she did know for sure was she was against slavery. As her entire family shushed her for being a girl with opinions, not conforming to their way of life and her problematic stutter, Sarah's desires only grew stronger. She wanted a profession. She wanted to read and write and express her opinion about the world. Her lifelong friendship with Handful, her personal maid, her connection and camaraderie with her beloved sister Angelina and her chance, finally to travel north and find her true calling to write, to speak and be who she was meant to be in this world. Sarah takes risk, makes sacrifices and hard decisions to find her light. This magnificent historical fiction based on the true lives of Sarah and Nina Grimke and their fight for both abolition and women's equality is a must read. The amazing characters, lessons and words this author uses to express their lives is exceptional in every way. Do not miss this! BUY TODAY!!  The Invention of Wings: With Notes (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

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