The Good Lord Bird is the story of a young boy born a slave who feels he has no choice but to join John Brown's anti slavery crusade to escape an evil master. He poses as a girl unbeknownst to anyone. This is a very original novel unlike any we've read so far. It is very entertaining and highly imaginative, even funny. I feel that GOG's will enjoy reading this book just as we enjoyed Mr. McBride?s The Color of Water.