“Song Yet Sung” Is Maryland’s Book

Posted on February 10, 2009

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Your reading assignment, and mine, for 2009 is Song Yet Sung, by James McBride, who is best known for his book, The Color of Water.

The Maryland Humanities Council has selected Song Yet Sung to be the “One Maryland, One Book” for 2009. 

The press release describes Song Yet Sung as  “an intricate and gripping tale of escaped slaves, free blacks, and slave catchers.”  The leading character escapes from a local plantation. She is a woman called The Dreamer, and she has the gift of seeing the future.

Song Yet Sung sounds like a great read, and an education about a little-known part of Maryland history.

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