The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation - Volume 1: The Pox Party
This book was eloquent and dark, and amazingly well written but I still wasn't a huge fan of it. It starts off like a gothic fairy tale an African prince and his mother are hidden away in an American mansion and given the best classical education, the finest clothes, the best instruments, all the while the white men study them and discontent grows in America. Octavian doesn't really understand how peculiar his circumstances are until he is older and filled in by the slave, Bono.
Interesting from a historical and literary perspective. For fans of American history and young adult literature.