eBook of the Week

Maybe you’ve already seen the movie 12 Years a Slave, which is getting rave reviews and is currently playing at the Grand.  Whether you have seen it or not, it is time to read the book by Samuel Northrup:

Twelve Years a Slave by Samuel Northrup

Twelve years

The true life story of Samuel Northrup,  a free colored man, who was tricked and kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and then spent twelve years in bondage before being claimed by state authority from a Louisiana cotton plantation.

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