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Night I Freed John Brown (Paperback) (John Michael Cummings)

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Winner of The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People 

Recommended by USA Today for Black History Month as "a blend of history and suspense."

In this novel for young adults, Josh knows there is something about the tall Victorian House on the Harpers Ferry Hill, the one his father grew up in, that he can’t quite put his finger on. And his impossible father won’t give him any clues. He’s hiding something. 

And then there’s the famous John Brown. The one who all the tourists come to hear about. The one whose statue looms over Josh’s house. Why does he seem to haunt Josh and his whole family? When the fancy Richmonds come to town and move right next door, their presence forces Josh to find the answers and stand up to the secrets of the House, to his father—and to John Brown, too.

The historic village of Harpers Ferry comes alive in this young boy’s brave search for answers and a place of his own in this brilliant first novel by John Michael Cummings.

Number of Pages: 251
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: West Virginia Univ Pr
Age Range: Teen
Author: John Michael Cummings
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 51154642
UPC: 9781940425962
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-9619
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