Carved in Ebony, Young Reader’s Edition

Carved in Ebony, Young Reader’s Edition is short by Jasmine L. Holmes that tells the brief but inspirational stories of Elizabeth Freeman, Sara Griffith Stanley, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Amanda Berry Smith, Maria Fearing, Maria Stewart, Lucy Craft Laney, Charlotte Forten Grimke, and Sarah Mapps Douglass. Some of the women I was familiar with from my time in high school, and from reading books, some I learned about through this book.

These women all came from different backgrounds. Slavery, mixed ethnicity, etc. Some were married, some weren’t married. Some had many children and suffered losses, some never had children. Some were missionaries abroad and at home.

I prefer the Young Reader’s Edition to the regular edition published earlier on in the year because it doesn’t have any of the author’s commentary and memoir elements that I found to overshadow the women at times. There’s also some discussion questions at the end of each chapter so readers can discuss and research the women further.

I received a free copy from the publisher for an honest review.


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