My Name Is Not Friday

My Name Is Not Friday

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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 more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 150 x 216 x 36mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0545855225
  • 9780545855228
  • 773,508

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Praise for "Close to the Wind" "In "Close to the Wind," Jon Walter reveals the rare ability to create totally believable characters and settings in few words and with great simplicity. His prose is almost invisible: nothing comes between the reader and the book's action and emotion." -- "The Guardian," UKshow more

About Jon Walter

Jon Walter is a former photojournalist with a special interest in social welfare issues. His debut middle grade novel, "Close to the Wind," was chosen as "The Sunday Times" Children's Book of the Week in the United Kingdom. "My Name is Not Friday" is his young adult debut. He lives in East Sussex, England, with his more

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302 ratings
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4 46% (138)
3 23% (69)
2 4% (11)
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