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The Good Lord Bird

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade-and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground... more »

Samuel Johnson Prize

The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is one of the most prestigious prizes for non-fiction writing. The prize covers current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.

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