If you liked Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, here are some other books you might enjoy.
By James McBride
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
By Toni Morrison
Frank Money is an angry, broken Korean War veteran who struggles against trauma and racism to rescue his medically abused sister and work through identity-shattering memories.
By Ben Winters
In a modern America where the Civil War never happened and four states still enforce slavery, a talented black bounty hunter who infiltrates an abolitionist group to catch a high-profile runaway.
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