I basically bought this book because I loved Little Women as a girl, and I wanted to support a Black writer, so I didn't have any expectations.
This book isn't a re-telling of Little Women from a Black perspective, and to think of it that way does it a real disservice.
It's a lovely story that stands on its own, and doesn't reference LW except for the first names of the characters.
Gives real insight into a period I wasn't familiar with and areas that I had very little knowledge about (as concerns Black people). The novel was well written, enjoyable and gave me some historical insight.