Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Two Sisters: A Story of Freedom by Kereen Getten

Gain a very real glimpse of the past as you travel with half-sisters Ruth and Anna from Jamaica to Georgian London in 1781. So similar on the inside yet so different on the outside, the girls love each other dearly and would do anything to protect each other. All they want is to be together but the difference in their skin tones means everyone else treats them differently.

Hoping for a safe haven and a new life, Ruth and Anna find the coldness of London too much to bear. Ruth must face harsh racism while Anna learns to find her voice and stand up for her sister. Together they navigate the rules imposed on their relationship and the cruel reality of life in ‘civilised’ London.

A part of the Voices series from Scholastic, Two Sisters: A Story of Freedom provides readers with a new point of view and the opportunity to develop empathy for those whom history often forgets.

Thank you to Scholastic for this fascinating, powerful book.

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