Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan


Originally published in: 2016

What it’s about: This book depicts the lives, assigned job duties, and hopes and dreams of 11 slaves. It is particularly riveting because it is based on historical documents. It was awarded a Newbery Honor this year as well as a Coretta Scott King Honor for Author.

What made me pick it up: Abby had it checked out, and it caught my eye. I read it on my dinner break.

My favorite things: This book is a good introduction to slavery for younger readers. It includes details of slaves lives without getting too graphic. It has bright colors and exceptional illustrations.

Who it’s great for: Kids who want to explore the topic of slavery.

Erica’s rating: four-shells

Want a copy? Find one at Amazon (affiliate link) or see if it’s available at a library near you.


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