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The Good Lord Bird

About the Book

The Good Lord Bird

A New York Times Bestseller In 1857, Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory, a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When an argument between legendary abolitionist John Brown and Henry's master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry ? whom Brown nicknames "Onion" ? conceals his identity to stay alive, eventually finding himself at Harpers Ferry in 1859.

The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

  • Publication Date: August 5, 2014
  • Genres: African American Interest, Fiction
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
  • ISBN-10: 1594632782
  • ISBN-13: 9781594632785