1st Place Winner in Historical Fiction Post -1750
Once In a Blood Moon: Reframing African American History by Dorothea Bonneau
Heaven Hill Plantation, 1807: The African American heiress of a prosperous plantation flees for her life when her mother dies and her father is murdered by racists eager to seize her estate.
“The author elegantly articulates her precarious position between
white and black society. Overall, this novel explores issues of
equality and personal freedom in thought-provoking ways. Sharp
writing, an original plot, and a strong female protagonist make for an engrossing read.”
– Kirkus Review.
“I believe this is one of the most important books of our time. I
believe this book should be included as required reading for
students of American history and literature.”
– Gisele Nguyen, Academics R.E.A.C.H.,
Vice President, Orange County, CA
Dorothea Hubble Bonneau is an award-winning novelist, produced playwright and optioned screenwriter. Inspired by a quest for peace through justice, her work is informed by her love of family, nature, and the arts. Awards include: 2020 Best Books Award Winner for African American Fiction; 2020 American Fiction Award Winner;
New York Book Festival, Honorable Mention for Fiction; Five-Star Reader’s Choice selection; 2020 Chanticleer Goethe Awards, First Place.