Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

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.