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The Book of Negroes
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July 1, 2019
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July 31, 2019
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2019 Books of the Month
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* July-The Book of Negroes (Someone Knows My Name)
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Dem
Someone knows my name is a compelling and fascinating account of one woman’s remarkable experiences that spans six decades and three continents as a slave from childhood through to her death. I loved this book when I first read it in 2011 and really enjoyed re-reading (listening) to this one as a buddy read with a friend. A book that grabs your attention from page one.

The history of the Slave Trade in America is heartbreaking and real and this is one of those books that is chilling and unpu
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Teresa
It seems I have been reading similar novels about slavery in America, abolitionists, and the Civil War recently. I had gone to the library to borrow books in anticipation of the recent big snow storm and this book is due 2/18. I wasn't sure I wanted to read another book on this topic but it has been on my to-read list for some time and I could not renew it online as 2 others have placed a request for it. I'm so glad I read it! It's an amazing story.

The book is entirely about the life of one pers
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Shelli
I almost hate to write a review for this one after only giving it 3 stars, when it has so many higher ratings. For me, this means I liked it but I didn't love it. It was a good story and well written. It does describe a dreadful time in history and I always appreciate more knowledge and a new perspective. I was disgusted by the slave trade, the slave ships and the abhorrent behavior of human beings to each other. However, I've read other books with this same subject matter that left me emotional ...more
Miz
I read this historic and thought-provoking book called The Book of Negros, though in US, NZ and Australian markets it has been published as Someone Knows My Name.

Amazing tale - hard to believe it is based on a truth story and the treatment of captured people / slave trade. Breaks my heart, but this book was a good read - recommend it if people want a historic book that is easy to read but a different part of our recent history.
Diane
Mar 26, 2009 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Becky
Feb 17, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Sonji
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sonji
Jul 01, 2017 marked it as to-read
Terry
Jun 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Robin
Mar 01, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Diana S
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Kim
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Amber
Jan 19, 2015 marked it as on-my-bookshelf
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Janet Senk
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Nikki
Sep 28, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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