THE INVENTION OF WINGS
A triumphant story about the quest for freedom and empowerment. Kid’s third novel presents the extraordinary journeys of two unforgettable women: Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, and Sarah, the Grimkes’ idealistic daughter. Inspired in part by the historic figure of abolitionist and suffragette Sarah Grimke. On Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten- year old Handful.
The Invention of Wings follows these two women over the next thirty- five years as both thrive for lives of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement, and the uneasy ways of love.
Softcover- nice, used condition