Fortitude by Carrie Dalby is a wonderful historical novel. Set in 1898 the story follows Claire, a sixteen year old girl. She experiences racism and the effect of Jim Crow laws on the people around her. She is held in contempt by some of her peers because she is not working in the medical tent for whites instead she is working in the tent for African Americans.
This novel is intriguing because of the historical nature and the topics covered. I liked the detail and the characters used by the author. This is a great story because it is speaking of a time that many want to forget in US history. The effects of Jim Crow laws are still seen in the south today and this speaks to how they impacted the lives of people when they were instituted. I really look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
Reviewed by @sherimichelle1