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AmandaBlaze
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I forgot to mention that I received a free copy of this book when I volunteered for Authors! at my local library. Ilyon Woo, now a Pulitzer winner, was delightful and eloquent.

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mjtwo
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12-5 May 24 (audiobook)
A very well told non-fiction narrative about the escape of two enslaved peoples from Georgia and their journey first north and then abroad to escape the Fugitive Slave Act. Woo puts the story of the light skinned Ellen passing for an invalid white slaveowner travelling with William, her husband/slave, in its broader context of the abolitionist movement pre-civil war both in the US and England.
Informative and entertaining.

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shortsarahrose
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This is narrative history at its best - a thrilling historical narrative about a specific/narrow event (the self-emancipation of Ellen and William Craft and the years following as they dealt with the effects) with some deep dives into the broader historical background (slavery, the Compromise of 1850/new Fugitive Slave Law, abolition movements) with both the micro and macro narratives illuminating each other.

AmandaBlaze I volunteering for the Authors event at my local library tonight. 1mo
shortsarahrose @AmandaBlaze That‘s so cool! 1mo
AmandaBlaze It was a pretty packed house, especially since she just won the Pulitzer. Ilyon was very eloquent and funny while discussing her book. 1mo
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shortsarahrose
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1. I turned in my last assignment for my MLIS!
2. Crohn‘s symptoms have improved enough that my GI says I can stay on my current medication!
3. Trip to Des Moines for the MAC conference went well.
4. April, as always, is the best cat (My opinion is *very* biased).
5. Listening to the tagged book on audio (so interesting) and talking to my mom about books.
#5JoysFriday

AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 1mo
merelybookish Congrats! 1mo
DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Congrats on finishing! & yay to April! 🎉🐈‍⬛ Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 1mo
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TieDyeDude
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Mehso-so

Understandable for a book about a revolutionary abolitionist who was both cast out and voluntarily withdrew from society, but there is a lot of filler in here. The parts about Lay were interesting; the deep dives into his friends, the lives of his influences, and the page long dissections of a few sentences were less so. I skimmed a lot in the second half, but his is a good story and one worth knowing.

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TieDyeDude
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Books and beer with @WildAlaskaBibliophile

dabbe Now that's a B&B I can hang my hat on! 🤩😂😀 1mo
Leftcoastzen Yay!🍺 1mo
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TieDyeDude
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#two4tuesday @thespineview

1. Tagged. I have had this book on my TBR for years. What a title!

2. No. I have thought about pre-ordering The Dead Cat Tail Assassins, but it is coming out around my birthday, so I will wait and see if it gets gifted. I'm considering pre-ordering 49 Miles Alone, but the library is so much cheaper :-)

TheSpineView You have more restraint than me. 📚📚📚 2mo
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OneCent76
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This is a very good, informative book about a couple that attempt to escape slavery. This is a true story and the couple is connected to Frederick Douglass, among others. It's very eye opening what they had to endure and the lengths they went to find freedom. I read this for a book club.

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jlhammar
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Incredible and important story well told.

Aimeesue I have this one on Kindle. I should get to it! 3mo
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JHSiess
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📬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐥 / 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐂𝐥𝐮𝐛 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 📖

I suggested 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐬𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝗪𝐢𝐟𝐞 by 𝐈𝐥𝐲𝐨𝐧 𝗪𝐨𝐨 to my in-person book club, & all enthusiastically agreed to read & discuss it at our next meeting. It's the amazing true story of how Ellen & William Craft escaped slavery through daring & disguise. Ellen passed as a wealthy, disabled White man & William posed as “his” slave. Thank you, Simon & Schuster!

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