The good lord bird

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New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
9780593191965, 059319196X


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Riverhead trade paperback Showtime tie-in edition.
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458 pages ; 21 cm


Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856 - a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces - when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry's master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town - along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good-luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventualy Brown sweeps him into 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 bmeticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
National Book Awards, Fiction, 2013.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McBride, J. (2020). The good lord bird (Riverhead trade paperback Showtime tie-in edition.). Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McBride, James, 1957-. 2020. The Good Lord Bird. New York, New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McBride, James, 1957-. The Good Lord Bird New York, New York: Riverhead Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McBride, James. The Good Lord Bird Riverhead trade paperback Showtime tie-in edition., Riverhead Books, 2020.

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