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The Resource The good lord bird, James McBride, (text large print)

The good lord bird, James McBride, (text large print)

Label
The good lord bird
Title
The good lord bird
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1856, 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. (Bestseller)
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Summary
Mistaken for a girl on account of his curly hair, delicate features, and sackcloth smock, 12-year-old slave Henry Shackleford realizes that his accidental disguise affords him greater safety and decides to remain female. Dubbed "Little Onion" by his liberator, abolitionist John Brown, Henry accompanies the increasingly fanatical Brown on his crusade to end slavery -- a picaresque journey that takes them from Bloody Kansas to Rochester, New York, where they attempt to enlist the support of such notables as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman before embarking on the infamous, ill-fated 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry. - Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2014.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192768
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The good lord bird, James McBride, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Rare Negro papers found / by A.J. Watson -- pt. 1. Free deeds (Kansas) -- pt. 2. Slave deeds (Missouri) -- pt. 3. Legend (Virginia)
Control code
856076282
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
641 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410464859
Lccn
2013033202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)856076282
Label
The good lord bird, James McBride, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: Rare Negro papers found / by A.J. Watson -- pt. 1. Free deeds (Kansas) -- pt. 2. Slave deeds (Missouri) -- pt. 3. Legend (Virginia)
Control code
856076282
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
641 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410464859
Lccn
2013033202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)856076282

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