is the intimate story of women’s lives and an eloquent examination of what freedom truly means. Growing up in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson knows that her mother, a skilled Black physician, expects her to go into practice with her one day, but Libertie’s passion lies in music rather than medicine. When she marries a young Haitian man and follows him back to his home, she must also contend with the unequal role he expects from a wife. This beautifully written novel, inspired by the true story of one of the first Black female doctors, follows Libertie as she tries to carve out an independent path for herself.
Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge