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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Set amid the violence of 1857 Kansas, The Good Lord Bird is a story about famed abolitionist John Brown, as told through the experiences of a young slave, Henry Shackleford, who was abducted by Brown. Masquerading as a girl in order … Continue reading

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Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Liz Spocott is a runaway slave in 1850 Maryland.  She is shot in the head and captured by slave traders, when she manages to escape, setting free the other captures slaves at the same time.  In McBride’s novel, we are … Continue reading

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