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My Name Is Not Friday

Jon Walter, Dion Graham (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2015)
Hardcover (1/5/2016)


"Fascinating and unforgettable." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A rich, thought-provoking, and deeply satisfying book." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Named to Bustle's "12 YA Novels That Will Make You See The World Differently"

Well-mannered Samuel and his younger brother Joshua, are freeborn black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. The boys are two sides of the same coin--one good, one bad, but always inseparable--until Samuel takes the blame for Joshua's latest prank. And the consequence is worse Samuel could ever imagine. He's taken from the orphanage, given a new name -- Friday -- and sold into slavery on a Mississippi cotton plantation. What follows is a heartbreaking but hopeful epic of perseverance in the face of suffering, as Samuel journeys from freedom to captivity and back again.

Scholastic on Brilliance Audio, 9781522651932

Publication Date: March 14, 2017