My Name Is Not Friday

My Name Is Not Friday

eBook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Scholastic Inc., 2016.
ISBN: 9780545863711
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc


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Near the end of the Civil War, Samuel and his brother are free black boys who live in an orphanage in the North. Until Samuel gets kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.

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May 11, 2017

Excellent book. It portrays the evils of slavery but so much more. Samuel is a free black, an orphan, and older brother, and an intelligent young man determined to make the most of his life. This book is appropriate for reluctant readers, although long it is easy to read. The audio version was extremely well done. It is true to the times so a few words might seem offensive.

LPL_GraceM Jun 05, 2016

After being stripped away from his orphanage and brother, Samuel is thrown into slavery with a new name – Friday. Samuel has to endure the hardships of slavery in the Deep South and protect himself from the fall of the Civil War. With his education and faith, Samuel is determined to escape and find his brother.

My Name is Not Friday is an incredible book that brings a revolutionary time period in the United States into focus for teen readers. The characters are well-developed and setting well-researched. A great read for anyone wanting to learn about the uneasiness of the Civil War and slavery.


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May 11, 2017

ttmagin thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16


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