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Library holds discussion on The Good Lord Bird 

book clubThe public is invited to join in a discussion of The Good Lord Bird, a book by James McBride, on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Paso Robles Library conference room.

Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, light-skinned, curly-haired 12-year-old Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity and ends up living as a young woman with Brown’s renegade band of freedom warriors. Dramatizing Brown’s pursuit of racial freedom and insane belief in his own divine infallibility, McBride presents a sizzling historical novel that uses the savvy but scared innocent to bring a fresh immediacy to this sobering chapter in American history.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, please call (805) 237-3870.


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