WHAT HAPPENS WHEN “12 YEARS A SLAVE” MEETS “THE WIZARD OF OZ?” — YOU GET “MULATTO GIRL AGGIE, 13: NAME ON THE LEDGER”
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Imagine a teen from present day being transported back to the year 1816. Then imagine if that teen finds out she’s not only in the year 1816, but she’s also a slave. LaKesa Cox’s fourth novel, Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger (released on April 6, 2017), transports the reader back in time with its rich depiction of life on a slave plantation during the Pre-Civil War era.
Aggie Lucas is your typical 7th grader who loves her cell phone, social media and designer sneakers. Eager to celebrate her 13th birthday, Aggie is disappointed when her parents break their promise to her by not giving her the gift she really wanted. Mad at the world, Aggie goes to school and is sent to detention hall for disrespecting her teacher. Aggie accidentally falls and bumps her head before awaking in a dream where she is transported back to the year 1816 as a slave on a plantation in Goochland, Virginia. As a slave, Aggie is forced to adapt but not before learning some valuable and very harsh lessons in life.
Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger is “a rich, upbeat, intriguing story that captures teen angst, time travel and a powerful history lesson that will resonate with readers of all ages.” — Denise Anquenette, contributing author to the best-selling anthology, Single Mama Dating Drama.
LaKesa has published three adult, fiction novels and was also a contributing author to three anthologies, one of which is an award-winning, national bestseller. Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger is LaKesa Cox’s first YA/teen novel.
Copies of Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger are available at all major booksellers, including Black Rose Writing, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
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