All That She Carried By Tiya Miles

  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Release date: 06-08-21

All That She Carried AudioBook Summary

National Book Award Winner

A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.

Kirkus Prize Finalist • Longlisted for The Pen/john Kenneth Galbraith Award • One of the Ten Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, Slate, Vulture, Publishers Weekly • One of the Best Books of The Year: The New York Times, NPR, Time, The Boston Globe, Smithsonian Magazine, Book Riot, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews

“Deeply layered and insightful…[a] bold reflection on American history, African American resilience, and the human capacity for love and perseverance in the face of soul-crushing madness.” (The Washington Post)

“A history told with brilliance and tenderness and fearlessness.” (Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States)

In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis, the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag with a few precious items as a token of love and to try to ensure Ashley’s survival. Soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold.


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