While still a teenager, abolitionist Harriet Tubman received a head injury that left her with pain, dizziness, and visions. Coates reimagines her visions as something more. This tale of Hiram Walker, and enslaved half-white, half-black child of a slave and a plantation owner in the Antebellum South, weaves subtle magical realism into life as he seeks out freedom and grapples with leaving behind his people, still enslaved. Coates provides a refreshing narrative that turns the too-oft romanticized story of slave owners on its head.
— Kim, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
While we wait for reprints of nonfiction titles like Between the World and Me, How to be an Antiracist, and White Fragility, delve into thought-provoking, discussion-prompting fiction from Queen Anne Book Company and other independent bookstores.