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PurpleyPumpkin
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As this book was July‘s pick for the #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead, I‘m a bit late with my review. ? But I just HAD to post about this one. It was so good! The narrators were excellent and the story absorbing. The author captured antebellum South Carolina in vivid detail. Real-life sisters Sarah and Angelina (Nina) Grimké were her inspiration. They worked tirelessly to end slavery and improve women‘s rights. A compelling read.
(August 27, 2022)

Librarybelle Yay! So glad you liked this one!! 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Librarybelle It really was excellent. Thanks for the pick!👍🏽 1mo
UwannaPublishme This sounds really good. Can you believe I haven‘t read any of her books yet? I know I have at least one on my shelves. 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I highly recommend this book! I hadn't read any of her books before either. In a hilarious turn of events, I realized, after I read the audiobook, that I have a physical copy of this book on my shelves! 😅I borrowed the audiobook from the library. At least I didn't buy it again! And happily, I have one of her other books waiting for me on my gigantic tbr. 😊 1mo
UwannaPublishme That‘s happened to me before too. 😁 I think I have The Secret Lives of Bees. I‘ll have to dig around and see. Hope you‘re doing well and enjoying these sunny days! 🌻 1mo
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Sargar114
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The fictionalized story of abolitionist Sarah Grimke‘s life told in tandem with the life of the slave “given” to her at age 11, Handful. I did the audiobook version and it was fantastic, would highly recommend and was already recommending it to people before I finished! I wish I could have read with #literarycrew for the discussion, but happy for the recommendation as I don‘t know if I would have picked it up otherwise!

Librarybelle So glad you liked this one!! 1mo
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BeaG
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Told in alternating points of view between Sarah and Handful. Sarah was gifted Handful (during slavery times). I enjoyed this story.

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IndoorDame
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YA nonfiction about the history & current events of abortion & reproductive justice activism worldwide, but mainly in the US & Canada. The author started writing this early in the Trump presidency as it began to look like the future of abortion rights in America was more tenuous than ever. Since it‘s geared towards teens it focuses more heavily on teen pregnancy than statistics merit, but otherwise a great resource. #BBRCTeenAngstItMakesMeAngry

LibrarianRyan Nice 2mo
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kera_11
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“As a woman, I only count as half a witness”
Zeba is found covered in blood, standing over her dead husband, she is jailed but she refuses to tell anyone what happened. In jail she meets other women whose crimes seem to be breaking social norms as a woman. Did she do it or is she protecting someone? Set in Afghanistan & very culturally rich. found myself zoning out of the audiobook at times, could have been shorter but this book is well written

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Librarybelle
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It‘s time for the discussion of this month‘s #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead !

You will find questions as spoilers by either searching for the group‘s hashtag, looking at the book‘s feed, or viewing my feed.

To me, this is a remarkable story (I‘m still finishing up!). Any other thoughts or lingering questions to share with the group? Comment below (and if you think it‘s a spoiler, feel free to us the spoiler tag). Thanks for joining!

Librarybelle If you plan to join the group in reading next month‘s selection, The Queen‘s Secret by Karen Harper, and I did not tag you in the post about the book, let me know! I‘ll gladly add you to the tag list! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed this book! It was such a powerful and compelling read! 2mo
CarolineLovesToRead I loved this story. I didn‘t want to read it too fast as I didn‘t want it to end but I wanted to know what would happen so I read it too fast 😕 2mo
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PurpleyPumpkin I haven‘t finished July‘s pick yet. 😅 But I‘m already planning ahead and will read August‘s pick next! 😉 2mo
Librarybelle So glad you enjoyed this one, @CoffeeNBooks @CarolineLovesToRead ! 2mo
kspenmoll Sorry I missed this one 2mo
Sargar114 I didn‘t get a chance to get to this one, but it‘s still on my tbr since the little bit I got through was fascinating! 2mo
megnews I had already read this one and absolutely loved it. 2mo
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Librarybelle
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7. Are there ways in which Kidd‘s novel can help us see our own lives differently? How is this story relevant for us today? ~LitLovers.com #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

AnneCecilie It‘s a reminder to always question the status quo. Just because something has always been that way and society/ religion says it‘s the way it should be doesn‘t necessarily make something right 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @AnneCecilie I absolutely agree! 2mo
CarolineLovesToRead I agree with @AnneCecilie as well. I also think it‘s important for us to realize that we all have a voice and that sometimes you need to speak up for others 2mo
Deblovestoread Change happens when people show up and speak out. It is something to recognize my freedom to state my views is largely due to these two women who spoke out in a time where women were really not allowed to have opinions. 2mo
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Librarybelle
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6. Kidd portrays an array of male characters in the novel. Some are men of their time, some are ahead of their time. Which of these male characters did you find most compelling? What positive and negative roles did they play in Sarah and Handful‘s evolvement? ~LitLovers.com #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

AnneCecilie I wasn‘t a huge fan of any of the me because in the end they all wanted the women to be at home and in the kitchen. They never really wanted to change that, just how men was treated. 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I think Sarah's dad and brother encouraged her to a point, but then let her down by not supporting her further, due to society's expectations. I think Denmark was a good encourager for Handful, because he took her seriously and let her be a large part of their plan. I think she really realized her strength and capabilities at that point. 2mo
Deblovestoread I was hopeful in the beginning when her dad encouraged her learning. How cruel to open that door and then slam it in her face. 2mo
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Librarybelle
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5. Were you aware of the role that Sarah and Angelina Grimke played in abolition and women‘s rights? ~adapted from LitLovers.com #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

For more information on Sarah, see the link in the comments on a bio from the Women‘s History Museum

AnneCecilie No, I didn‘t know anything about before this book. So glad to learn that they were real and fighting way before anyone else. I would be interested in learning more about them. 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I didn't know anything about them before reading this and I'm glad to have learned about them. 2mo
CarolineLovesToRead I didn‘t know anything about them as well. This had me thinking of any other female heroes that I have not heard of 2mo
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Librarybelle
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4. There are a number of physical objects in this novel that have a special significance for the characters - Sarah‘s fleur-de-lis button, Charlotte‘s story quilt, etc. Choose one or more of these objects and discuss their significance in the novel. ~adapted from LitLovers.com #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

CoffeeNBooks These are things that are reminders to them of where their hope comes from. That's why it's so significant when Handful gives the button back to Sarah- to remind her that she always wanted more for her life. 2mo
CarolineLovesToRead I agree @CoffeeNBooks the button represents hope for a better life 2mo
Deblovestoread I love the idea of Charlotte‘s quilt. Our stories are important and she found a way to tell hers and hand it down to Handful so she could be strengthened by it. 2mo
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