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carolina built giveaway

Here at Early Bird Books, we love book giveaways! This month, we're giving away a copy of Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander.

Perfect for fans realistic historical fiction, Alexander's novel is inspired by the real life of Josephine N. Leary, a Black real estate magnate who built her business shortly after being emancipated. According to Sadeqa Johnson, author of Yellow Wife, "Josephine Leary is frankly a woman that everyone should know.”

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Carolina Built

By Kianna Alexander

This “exuberant celebration of Black women’s joy as well as their achievements” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) novelizes the life of real estate magnate Josephine N. Leary in a previously untold story of passion, perseverance, and building a legacy after emancipation in North Carolina.

Josephine N. Leary is determined to build a life of her own and a future for her family. When she moves to Edenton, North Carolina, from the plantation where she was born, she is free, newly married, and ready to follow her dreams.

As the demands of life pull Josephine’s attention away, it becomes increasingly difficult for her to pursue her real estate aspirations. She finds herself immersed in deepening her marriage, mothering her daughters, and being a dutiful daughter and granddaughter. Still, she manages to teach herself to be a businesswoman, to manage her finances, and to make smart investments in the local real estate market. But with each passing year, it grows more and more difficult to focus on building her legacy from the ground up.

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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by May 16, 2022.