On slavery — and 2 sisters who fought against it

Looking for good historical fiction? “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd is the amazing true story of two sisters in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s who, at very young ages, expressed their anger over slavery. Privileged, strong, outspoken, they grew into their adult abolitionist selves slowly. Each had been given a slave by her parents at her 11th birthday — and each had done her best to right the wrongs in her own family and then later, in the larger culture, for which they were both punished, starting with Sarah’s decision to teach her slave, Hetty, how to read.

This is one remarkable story about several remarkable women — and Sarah and Angelina Grimke were, actually, the first female abolitionists of note.


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