MacReads Twin Cities: Join Us to Discuss The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

7:00 PM  - 9:30 PM
Tuesday Apr 23, 2019
Hosted by Kate Baxter-Kauf '02

Join Twin Cities alumni for a lively discussion of The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

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About the book...
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. - Penguin Random House

About the author...
James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, the #1 bestselling American classic The Color of Water, and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna. He is also the author of Kill ’Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2016, McBride is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. - Penguin Random House

This event is for: Alumni

Sponsored By: Alumni Chapter - Minneapolis-St. Paul

Categories: Alumni Events