The good lord bird: A Novel

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Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for FictionSoon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden SmithA Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the YearWinner of the Morning News Tournament of Champions“A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride.” –cover review ofThe New York Times Book Review“Outrageously entertaining.” –USA Today“James McBride delivers another tour de force” –Essence“So imaginative, you’ll race to the finish.” –“Wildly entertaining.”—4-star People lead review"A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel.” – Washington PostFrom the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town—with Brown, who believes he’s a girl.Over the ensuing months, Henry—whom Brown nicknames Little Onion—conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character,The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
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auth_author2 Boatman, Michael, 1964-
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display_description Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
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subject_facet Abolitionists -- Fiction, Brown, John, -- 1800-1859 -- Fiction, Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction, Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Fiction
title_display The good lord bird
title_full The Good Lord Bird, The Good Lord Bird / James McBride, The Good Lord Bird A Novel, The good lord bird / James McBride, The good lord bird [sound recording] / James McBride
title_short The good lord bird
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet African American Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature
upc 9781624067105