Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I just finished THE INVENTION OF WINGS and it was great.  The time period was the early 1800s and the slave trade was very wide spread.  Sarah Grimke was very much against slavery.  She had her own ideas and was not shy to tell everyone how she felt.  This is a book of historical fiction.  Sarah was a true person and was indeed, an antislavery activist and feminist when these were not popular opinions.  The author tells us in the back that she did take liberties with some facts and used some fictitious events to make the story interesting.  I really do enjoy learning when I read.