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Congratulations, James McBride.

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James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird, which imagines a teenage slave joining abolitionist John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, won the National Book Award for fiction , 2013.

We have had it on order, even before you won the prize!

p.s.  It is a little known fact that John Brown, leader of the raid on Harper’s Ferry,  is buried on his family farm in Lake Placid, New York,  2  hours north of us in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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