The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 

Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah’s eleventh birthday, Hetty ‘Handful’ Grimké is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Slavery
  • Death of a parent