The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Volume I, The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson

This Young Adult award winner deserves a wider audience. Octavian, a slave raised and educated  at the College of Lucidity in Boston, is an experiment to determine the inequality of the races. Set at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the author raises profound questions about learning and moral behavior. Certainly, the dark side of the enlightenment.

RATING: * * * A good read
Reviewed by: alan a

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One response to “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; Volume I, The Pox Party, by M. T. Anderson

  1. ppetto

    This is a great book! Thanks for recommending it!