June's Book - Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
June's Meeting will by Tuesday, June 26 @ 2:00 pm.
From the Publisher: Abducted from Africa as a child and
enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of
freedom and of the knowledge she needs to get home. Sold to an
indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from
her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary
War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes,
a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage
to Nova Scotia. There Aminata finds a life of hardship and stinging
prejudice. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers"
to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving
1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by
revealing the realities of slavery to the British public. This
captivating story of one woman's remarkable experience spans six
decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in