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A  Sitting in St. James

A Sitting in St. James


Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award!"Monumental." &;Booklist (starred review)"A marathon masterpiece."&;Kirkus (starred review)"Necessary."&;SLJ (starred review)"Shocking and dramatic."&;Shelf Awareness (starred review)"Mesmerizing, confounding and vividly rendered."&;Book Page (starred review)"Williams-Garcia&;s storytelling is magnificent; her voice honest and authentic."&;Horn Book (starred review)1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has decided, in spite of her family&;s objections, to sit for a portrait.While Madame plots her last hurrah, stories that span generations&;from the big house to out in the fields&;of routine horrors, secrets buried as deep as the family fortune, and the tangled bonds of descendants and enslaved, come to light to reveal a true portrait of the Guilberts.This astonishing novel from three-time National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia about the interwoven lives of those bound to a plantation in antebellum America is an epic masterwork&;empathetic, brutal, and entirely human&;and essential reading for both teens and adults grappling with the long history of American racism.

Book Details




May 25, 2021





Age Level

Teen - Grade 10-12, Age 15-18


Text to Speech Enabled