James McBride: The Good Lord Bird

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James McBride: The Good Lord Bird
Photograph: Chia Messina James McBride
In McBride's latest fascinating fantasia of a novel, a black child from the Kansas Territory, Henry Shackleford, crosses paths with abolitionist John Brown in 1856; Brown takes Henry for a girl, nicknames him Onion and recruits him for the famous 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry.

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