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The Good Lord Bird

By James McBride

  • Genre: African American, Books, Fiction & Literature, Literary
  • File Size: 2.40 MB

Description

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.


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. Eventually 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 meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

Review

  • Great Read!

    By Kdubs24
    This book was fascinating! The beginning was a bit slow but as the story developed it got more and more interesting. The social commentary on race, gender, and religion is quite relevant today. It also highlights the white male privilege and the complexities of ally ship.
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  • Spellbinding Accomplishment

    By Long legion
    I think mcBride's novel has become one of my top ten novels. This is a history story that comes to life. The characters are unique and well defined. The pacing is perfect, suspenseful, and gripping. I had a hard time putting it down. Perhaps the author would consider a second novel about what happens to "Little Onion" in the years after the fateful event!
  • Good Lord Bird

    By Dr.Mrs.Afi
    Good Lord Bird is an exceptional novel. The characters come to life and stay with you when you're away from the book. You think about Onion and Old John Brown, and Frederick and the others as you go about your day; anxious to get back to McBride's extraordinary writing. This is a story you won't want to end. It is triumphant throughout and entirely humorous.
  • The Good Lord Bird

    By FirstSloth
    I have read many many books in my 68 years and I can honestly state that The Good Lord Bird uplifted me so very much that I paused for a minute or so and read it again. I believe that every person who has some unfounded resentment toward his fellow person white or of color should read this work so they may find understanding and peace.