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The Good Lord Bird
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Dreamscape Media 2013
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Unabridged
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Description
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, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
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Street Date:
08/20/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781666592535
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James McBride. (2013). The Good Lord Bird. Unabridged Dreamscape Media.

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James McBride. 2013. The Good Lord Bird. Dreamscape Media.

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James McBride, The Good Lord Bird. Dreamscape Media, 2013.

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James McBride. The Good Lord Bird. Unabridged Dreamscape Media, 2013.

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        Starred review from June 3, 2013
        Musician and author McBride offers a fresh perspective on abolitionist firebrand John Brown in this novel disguised as the memoir of a slave boy who pretends to be a girl in order to escape pre–Civil War turmoil, only to find himself riding with John Brown’s retinue of rabble-rousers from Bloody Kansas to Harpers Ferry. “I was born a colored man and don’t you forget it,” reminisces Henry Shackleford in a manuscript discovered after a church fire in the 1960s. Speaking in his own savvy yet naïve voice, Henry recounts how, at age 10, his curly hair, soft features, and potato-sack dress cause him to be mistaken for a girl—a mistake he embraces for safety’s sake, even as he is reluctantly swept up by Brown’s violent, chaotic, determined, frustrated, and frustrating efforts to oppose slavery. A mix-up over the meaning of the word “trim” temporarily lands Henry/Henrietta in a brothel before he rejoins Brown and sons, who call him “Onion,” their good-luck charm. Onion eventually meets Frederick Douglass, a great man but a flawed human being, Harriet Tubman, silent, terrible, and strong. Even more memorable is the slave girl Sibonia, who courageously dies for freedom. At Harpers Ferry, Onion is given the futile task of rousting up slaves (“hiving bees”) to participate in the great armed insurrection that Brown envisions but never sees. Outrageously funny, sad, and consistently unflattering, McBride puts a human face on a nation at its most divided. Agent: Flip Brophy, Sterling Lord Literistic.

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      • content: James McBride's witty, imaginative take on history has a hero as inventive as Huckleberry Finn and as comical as Little Big Man. After a church fire in the 1960s, a notebook is discovered. It turns out to be the remembrances of Henry Shackleford, a young slave who is mistaken for and passes as a girl in order to survive in Kansas in 1857. Michael Boatman gives an amazing performance as 10-year-old Henry/Henrietta recounts his time with abolitionist John Brown. Boatman takes us on a wild ride, giving an authentic ring to such real characters as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. He masterfully delivers McBride's wonderful wordplay--from Henry's wisecracking attitude to John Brown's Bible-quoting orations. A great story. A great narration. Listening at its finest. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
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