An Extraordinary Union
by Alyssa Cole
Another romance that will provide discussion fodder for history buffs, since it takes place during the Civil War. It could also lead to a conversation about who gets to write history, with an African American heroine who also happens to be a war hero. Also a good choice for groups that enjoyed The House Girl by Tara Conklin or The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
How It Went Down
by Kekla Magoon
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