If You Liked The Book Of Negroes, Try…


If you liked The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, then try Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost.

Here’s why…

If there’s anything we should be celebrating this month, it’s Black History Month, and these are two perfect books to do just that with. Although The Book of Negroes is historical fiction and Steal Away Home is literary non-fiction, the similarities between the two are endless. The Book of Negroes features 11-year-old Aminata Diallo who is abducted from her village in West Africa to become a slave in South Carolina. Years later, she forges her way to freedom. In Steal Away Home, Frost paints us a picture of Cecelia Reynolds, a 15 year-old slave who escapes across the Niagara River to freedom in Canada. Eventually, she returns to Kentucky—the place she had known as a child—only to realize how much it has changed.

If you’re ready for a true story that is just as engaging and revealing as The Book of Negroes, try Steal Away Home. We can’t wait to hear what you think! Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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