My Names Not Friday by Jon WalterThis boy has bought me. This white boy who dont even look as old as I am. He owns me body and soul and my worth has been set at six hundred dollars.
Samuels an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave.
Hes a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy whod take the blame for something he didnt do if it meant he saved his brother. So now they dont call him Samuel. Not anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer...
An extraordinary tale of endurance and hope, Jon Walters second novel is a beautiful and moving story about the power of belief and the strength of the human spirit, set against the terrifying backdrop of the American Civil War.
My Name’s Not Friday by Jon Walter review – a superb teen novel about slavery and religion
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Rate this book. Well-mannered Samuel and his mischievous younger brother Joshua are free black boys living in an orphanage during the end of the Civil War. - Cancel anytime. A gorgeously written account of a freeborn black boy sold into slavery during the Civil War; think 12 Years a Slave for young adults.