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Title The good lord bird [text (large print)] / James McBride.
Author McBride, James, 1957-
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)
Contents Prologue: Rare Negro papers found / by A.J. Watson -- pt. 1. Free deeds (Kansas) -- pt. 2. Slave deeds (Missouri) -- pt. 3. Legend (Virginia).

Publisher Detroit : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 641 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.
National Book Award winners.
SERIES Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
Series Thorndike Press large print historical fiction.
ISBN 9781410464859