Read “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead

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The Underground Railroad is a brutal and illuminating tale of the Underground Railroad reinvisioned as an actual underground railroad. It follows Cora as she escapes from the plantation where she has been enslaved, through her journey to freedom. Whitehead is exceptional in his account of the foundations of bigotry and hatred in America and masterfully conveys the horrors of its genesis from colonization into slavery. As Cora was enlightened by the books she read, I too felt the power of books in this wonderful story.