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Harriet Jacobs
Birth date: January 01, 1813
Died: March 07, 1897
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
As I start to write this review, the literary internet is blowing up somewhat because the Association for Library Service to Children has changed the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. The change is only to the name of the award (the ALA or ALSC is not banning the ...
Muccamukk rated it 5 years ago
Probably as interesting for the polemical dance Jacobs is doing as for the story itself. Jacob spends the book attempting to convince neutral readers (largely white women in the North of the US) that Slavery Is Bad, and while playing to that, she has to shade over some things she's done and highligh...
Lit Lovers Lane
Lit Lovers Lane rated it 6 years ago
Being a subscriber to Brown Girl Collective, a Facebook page that regularly features inspirational Black women in history, I happened upon the life story of Harriet Jacobs, a runaway slave. Learning she had written a book (under the pseudonym Linda Brent), I knew this was a must read and promptly go...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I was assigned this book in college and its made a powerful impression, especially since it was the first slave narrative I had read. I would later read Frederick Douglass' My Bondage and My Freedom, and especially after reading that, the man is one of my greatest heroes, and that's one powerful boo...
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha rated it 6 years ago
Read from August 03, 2012 to August 08, 2013 — I own a copy This is a book I bought ages ago, and had dipped in and sampled parts of it over time. But that meant that I'd never actually finished the whole thing, cover to cover. So this time through I started from the beginning and went through it ...
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