A unique story of how one African from the African royal family avoided being sold into slavery. Motumbo uses his wide smile to comfort the slave traders while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. An extremely positive book on such a dark subject, the short book is a quick read.
Motumbo, The Slave That Never Was is the first book in a series of books to come. Keeping the subject of slavery positive is a major task within itself. Cassandra Brown, the author, has done a wonderful job of conveying a story that has been shared in the African American community since slavery ended over 100 years ago.