Letters from a Slave Girl Review

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Sara Hiner writes, In this heart wrenching biography, the author, Mary E.

In this heart wrenching biography, the author, Mary E. Lyons describes Harriet Jacob’s life in such detail and emotion; you feel like you are there with Harriet. Harriet Jacob is a young slave living in the mid 1800’s. On an attempt of trying to escape from Harriet’s slave owner, Dr. Norcom, she ends up hiding in a crawl space the size of a coffin for 7 years, in dreams of freedom. Unable to see her children, let alone sit up, Harriet’s life is miserable. Will she be able to escape with a little confidence, heart and trust? Written in the form of Harriet’s journal, her courage to survive is unbelievable. I loved the powerful storyline, although I disliked the slang because it made the book difficult to read. Ages 12+. Letters from a Slave Girl is a suspenseful book filled with hope, faith and the will to survive.