William Lloyd Garrison was an abolitionist and a leader in the fight against American slavery. “I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice,” he screamed in his “Liberator” newspaper.
Twelve-year-old Caroline Peters lost her mother in a car accident, but she was never able to grieve. My story, set in Virginia in 1973, braids her internal struggle with an external struggle as she and her cousin rescue a pregnant stray cat and raise her kittens .
Former slaves speak out in a book that highlights what it meant to be a slave in America. Drawn from the Slave Narrative Collection, a writer’s project in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the book features 16 interviews.