The Firefly Letters
Page Count: 160
Age Range: 12 and up
Genre: Adventure, Historical, Realistic
The Firefly Letters is written in the narration of 3 voices: Cecilia, Elena, and Fredika. Fredika is an older woman traveling to Cuba to find “Eden” who is being hosted by Elena’s family. Unfortunately Elena does not speak English but the African slave Cecilia does. Cecilia becomes the translator and assistant for Fredika. The novel is about the lives of these three girls and how they are all interconnected.
I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the history of slavery. The book is easy to follow, once you can distinguish the 3 narrations occurring in the novel. All 3 women have very different yet distinct personalities making it easy for the reader to connect to at least one character.