Kindred
by Octavia Butler
Dana, a Black woman living in the 70s era Los Angeles. She is unpacking boxes at home when all of a sudden she disappears, and fall into the 1800s of the Pre-Civil War South. The rest of the book is a twisting adventure through time, space, and the deep-rooted racial history in the US.

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Recommended by Nora
This book was incredible, I blew through it in a day or two. It develops the main character, Dana, into someone who you can actually *feel*. The genre "historical science fiction" is my new favorite genre. It's also an important and powerful representation of what life as a slave on a plantation could have felt like.