The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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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 Henrys master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town - with Brown, who believes hes 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781624067112
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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genealogybuff
Apr 18, 2017

A very well written book, and extremely entertaining audio performance that I would recommend to anyone.

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missbaseball
Feb 12, 2015

I thought the reader was terrific, and the story a kept me interested the whole way!

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IV27HUjg
Sep 14, 2014

I've always enjoyed McBride's writing, but this audio just didn't do it for me & I never finished it.

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