12 Years a Slave is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
A personal and true account of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped in New York and sold into slavery. He tells of his 12 year struggle to be reunited with his family who had no idea of his whereabouts. Recently made into a very successful film. Please note that the subject matter is of the time, and contains references which may be deemed offensive by today's standards.