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
Creator
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
  • Henry is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857. When his master has a violent argument with John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, Henry is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes he is a girl. Concealing his true identity as he struggles to stay alive, Henry is swept up in the events at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859
  • "Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry--whom Brown nicknames Little Onion--conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at 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."--Publisher's description
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
Awards note
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2013
  • ALA Black Caucus Award, 2014 (Fiction)
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
LC call number
PS3613.C28
LC item number
G66 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Book club kit
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, John
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Abolitionists
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
  • Identity
  • Runaways
  • Abolitionists
  • Fugitive slaves
  • United States
Label
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
Link
http://www.penguin.com
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
Contents
Free Deeds (Kansas). Meet the lord ; The good lord bird ; The old man's army ; Massacre ; Nigger Bob ; Prisoner again ; Black Jack ; A bad omen ; A sign from God. -- Slave Deeds (Missouri). A real gunslinger ; Pie ; Sibonia ; Insurrection ; A terrible discovery ; Squeezed ; Busting out. -- Legend (Virginia). Rolling into history ; Meeting a great man ; Smelling like bear ; Rousing the hive ; The plan ; The spy ; The word ; The rail man ; Annie ; The things heaven sent ; Escape ; Attack ; A bowl of confusion ; Un-hiving the bees ; Last stand ; Getting gone
Control code
ocn820123671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781594632785
Lccn
2013004014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594486340
System control number
(OCoLC)820123671
Label
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
Link
http://www.penguin.com
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free Deeds (Kansas). Meet the lord ; The good lord bird ; The old man's army ; Massacre ; Nigger Bob ; Prisoner again ; Black Jack ; A bad omen ; A sign from God. -- Slave Deeds (Missouri). A real gunslinger ; Pie ; Sibonia ; Insurrection ; A terrible discovery ; Squeezed ; Busting out. -- Legend (Virginia). Rolling into history ; Meeting a great man ; Smelling like bear ; Rousing the hive ; The plan ; The spy ; The word ; The rail man ; Annie ; The things heaven sent ; Escape ; Attack ; A bowl of confusion ; Un-hiving the bees ; Last stand ; Getting gone
Control code
ocn820123671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9781594632785
Lccn
2013004014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781594486340
System control number
(OCoLC)820123671

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