Start Reading a Sneak Peek of We Are the Scribes

July 29, 2022 | 12:00 PM

Start Reading a Sneak Peek of We Are the Scribes

By Team Fierce Reads
In this YA novel, Randi Pink tells the story of a teenage activist who is visited by the ghost of Harriet Jacobs, an enslaved woman. Start reading the first few chapters now! ABOUT THE BOOK Ruth Fitz, is surrounded by activism. Her senator mother frequently appears on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox as a powerful Black voice fighting for legislative social change within the Black community. Her African American history professor father is a walking history book, spouting off random dates and events. And her beloved eldest sister, Virginia, is a natural activist, steadily gaining notoriety within the community and on social media. Ruth, on the other hand, would rather sit quietly in a cushy corner reading or writing in her journal. When Virginia is killed at a protest, Ruth decides to stop writing and speaking completely. After a few months of near total silence, Ruth begins receiving wax-stamped parchment letters with a seal reading WE ARE THE SCRIBES, sent by Harriet Jacobs, the author of autobiography and American classic, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). In chapters alternating between present and past, Randi Pink explores two characters spiraling into hopelessness and how each finds her voice to make history. On Sale October 18, 2022

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