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My Name is Not Friday

My Name is Not Friday

by Jon Walter

A gorgeously written account of a freeborn black boy sold into slavery during the Civil War.

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.


Ages: 12-up
ISBN: 9780545855228
Price: $18.99
Published by: Scholastic Inc.

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