The Personal Librarian

by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
A story of a young woman's journey as the personal librarian to J.P Morgan. Although intelligent and possessing excellent knowledge of the art and book world, she is forced to hide her true identity as a Black woman  The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray  #historical fiction, #reading, #books-to-read, #books

Book Review

(by- Linda )

If you're a fan of historical fiction, The Personal Librarian is a fabulous read. This story takes place in the 1900s and is based on a real woman. Belle is intelligent and well-versed in art and books. She lives an extraordinary life.

As personal librarian to J.P. Morgan, she travels to Europe, walks among the social elite, and is well-known and respected in the world of fine arts and rare books. But all this comes at a cost. Because she is Black, she must deny her heritage. Instead, since she is light-skinned, she chooses to live as white and fears her secret will be discovered. This is a good, well-researched,well-paced creative story that will hold your attention throughout.

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