Freedom Over Me
Freedom Over Me Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life By Bryan, Ashley Book - 2016

This is a lovely little book -- Bryan uses actual historical documentation of a slave auction to imagine what the lives and dreams of these people must have been like. Each slave's value at auction is listed, followed by their own voices (as imagined by Bryan) describing their lives, and what they dream of. The contrast between the slaves' auction value and the true, immeasurable worth of their lives and hopes is beautifully drawn, and I found this to be a quite powerful read, despite its brevity.

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