November: Fiction Pick
This highly readable work of fiction takes place 1830-1836, starting in Barbados on a sugar plantation. It is written from the point of view of a young black slave, named George Washington Black, who is saved from a life in the sugar fields by a brother of the plantation owner. The book chronicles this wealthy upper class British family, with a penchant for science, who profit from the plantation, and the situation of the slaves. It’s really well done.