The Water Dancer

  • Type: Books
  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Heather P.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780399590597
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This tale of an enslaved person is a testament to story and memory.

Eloquently written, this tale of Hiram sucked me in. In the midst of reading, I learned some vocabulary, vernacular and a lot of history of Virginia and Philadelphia during the many years when slavery was prevalent. What surprised me most was the parallels I ended up realizing between then and now. Hi's journey of being part of the "Tasked" and beyond is one I won't forget. A great book for Reading Woke, I highly recommend watching Harriet before reading this story.