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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192768
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McBride, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C28
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1173399
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. I. Free deeds (Kansas) -- pt. II. Slave deeds (Missouri) -- pt. III. Legend (Virginia)
Control code
ocn857772024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101616185
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00394055
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E759A7F5-2E3F-45D2-A7BB-FD46B6FC097C
System control number
(OCoLC)857772024
Label
The good lord bird, James McBride
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1173399
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. I. Free deeds (Kansas) -- pt. II. Slave deeds (Missouri) -- pt. III. Legend (Virginia)
Control code
ocn857772024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101616185
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00394055
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E759A7F5-2E3F-45D2-A7BB-FD46B6FC097C
System control number
(OCoLC)857772024

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