Books by Karen McWilliams

DIARY OF A BLACK SEMINOLE GIRL, EBONY NOEL (SPRING 1834 FLORIDA)  by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2016

"An unusual setting adds interest to this energetic account."
This fictional diary, seventh in a series of children's books, explores the life of black Seminoles as the Indian Removal Act begins to take effect. Read full book review >
THE DIARY OF A SLAVE GIRL, CAMELLIA CASSANDRA by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"An exuberant narrator, a conjure woman, and a pirate-mad white suitor enliven this tale."
Fifth in a series of children's books, this fictional diary recounts how a widow's mystical sessions affect a 13-year-old slave girl's family. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2015

"An entertaining and appealing pirate story."
With her brother and a black cat, a young slave escapes her plantation for a seafaring life in this fictional diary. Read full book review >
PIRATES’ NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS STARRING ONE EYE REDBEARD by Karen  McWilliams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"Pirate fans looking for a touch of gross humor in their holiday stories will find this tale right up their alley."
The traditional Clement Clarke Moore Christmas poem gets a swashbuckling twist in this picture book. Read full book review >
THE JOURNAL OF DARIEN DEXTER DUFF, AN EMANCIPATED SLAVE (LOUISIANA 1865) by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2002

"An exuberantly told tale of one family's efforts to craft their own destiny."
In this YA novel, a young, freed slave describes his family's move from a plantation to the city of New Orleans. Read full book review >
THE DIARY OF A SLAVE GIRL, RUBY JO by Karen  McWilliams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A lightweight, unevenly written historical tale for children."
In this fictional diary aimed at young readers, a young slave girl recounts a dramatic year in her life. Read full book review >