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The Resource The good lord bird, James McBride

The good lord bird, James McBride

Label
The good lord bird
Title
The good lord bird
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859
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
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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McBride, James
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Abolitionists
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The good lord bird, James McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781594486340
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013004014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20130813-075
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn820123671
  • (OCoLC)820123671
  • 295980
Label
The good lord bird, James McBride
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781594486340
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013004014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20130813-075
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn820123671
  • (OCoLC)820123671
  • 295980

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