The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Mary Seacole in Many Lands is by Mary Seacole. A fascinating biography from the point of view a mixed race Jamaican woman and her travels throughout the British Empire in the mid to late 1800s. She travels to Panama, London, and even travels to the Crimea to assist the soldiers during the Crimean War. The memoir is definitely a work of its time, but well worth the read. It is also from a non-white perspective which makes it more fascinating.
Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10.