The Invention of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd

At a very young age Sarah Grimke thought she is destined to do something great in the world. The daughter of a South Carolina slave holding family, she soon finds out the limitations set on early 19th century woman. At 11 years of age Sarah is given a birthday present that she does not want. One that would never-the-less change her life forever. This book is inspired by two historical figures, Sarah and Mary Grimke who were said to be "fierce abolitionists" as well as "strong supporters or the Woman Suffrage Movement". Warning: This book is quite graphic.