Kindred by Octavia E. Butler; An African-American woman in 1979 named Dana suddenly appeared in a whole different situation and a whole different era. She finds out that she is transported to the 1800's to save the life of a boy named Rufus who is in danger. She comes to a realization that she has to keep Rufus and herself alive for a powerful reason. She faced many challenges on this journey. Since she was a woman of color during the times of slavery she was forced to be a slave just like the rest of the African Americans at that time. She faced racism and hard work which slaves were put through. We get to see all the horror that once happened in our history . I really enjoyed reading this book, since it was very captivating because it involved time travel and American history together. It was also very interesting that the author focused more on the mistreatment that slaves went through. If you are more sensitive to sexual assault, abuse, and self-harm, you may want to stay away from this book. I think it was very interesting how the author mixed fiction and nonfiction together. If you really enjoy a book that has both science fiction and history you might like this book. The age range should be 14+ ⅘ star rating from me.

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