My Name Is Not Friday
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545855228 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.85" x 8.56" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545863711 Ebook
384 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
Young people coming to terms with prejudice and its effect on the world around them.
Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother Joshua are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. Samuel takes the blame for Joshua's latest prank, and the consequence is worse than he could ever imagine. He's taken from the orphanage to the South, given a new name - Friday - and sold into slavery.
What follows is a heartbreaking but hopeful account of Samuel's journey from freedom, to captivity, and back again.
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Praise for My Name Is Not Friday:
"A heartbreaking story about family, justice, and the resilience of the human spirit." - Kirkus, starred review
"The first-person narrative fleshes out the character of Friday (his slave name), while the compelling style keeps readers turning pages. Descriptive language adds excitement and uncertainty to Samuel's journey. lyrically written historical novel." -School Library Journal, starred review