Saturday, May 16, 2015

Freeman by Leonard Jr. Pitts

My rating: 4.8

This story of three people, Sam Freeman, Tilda and Prudence, takes place right after the Civil War and shows how the fighting doesn't end when the war is over. This book was about prejudice, slavery, civil rights, love and so much more. 

This Pulitzer Prize winning author captured so much pain, beauty, love and despair. This is a heavy emotional book that will stay with me for a long time. An amazing piece of historical fiction.


  1. I just finished reading Freeman. Very timely to be reading this with all that is happening in Charleston. I can't even imagine what those slaves endured. It is very hard to imagine the hatred and that it still exists today. Have you seen 12 years a slave? We just watched it and I thought it was very good also. It sometimes moves a bit slow but a heartbreaking story also.

    1. I haven't seen a 12 years a slave but will add it to my list. Thanks Mariann. xoxo