Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors.
Read The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House by Jesse J. Holland. The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. By reading about these often-intimate relationships, readers will better understand some of the views that various presidents held about class and race in American society, and how these slaves contributed not only to the life and comforts of the presidents they served, but to America as a whole.
Pageturners is sponsored by Friends of the Library.