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Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for FictionSoon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden SmithA Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the YearWinner of the Morning News Tournament of Champions"A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride." -cover review of The New York Times Book Review"Outrageously entertaining." -USA Today"James McBride delivers another tour de force" -Essence"So imaginative, you'll race to the finish." -NPR.org"Wildly entertaining." - 4-star People lead review"A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel." - Washington Post 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.

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