William Henry Is a Fine Name by Cathy Gohlke

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Synopsis

They told him his best friend wasn't human.  Robert's father assisted
the Underground Railroad.  His mother adamantly opposed abolition.  His
best friend was a black boy named William Henry.  As a nation neared its boiling
point, Robert found himself in his own painful conflict.  The one thing he
couldn't do was nothing at all.  William Henry is a coming-of-age story about
a 12-year-old boy--and an entire country--that comes face to face with the evils
of society, even within the walls of the church.  In the safety of an uplifting
friendship, he discovers the hope of a brighter day.

 

About Cathy Gohlke

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Born on a farm in the North Carolina Piedmont, CATHY GOHLKE was third in a family of four children. Cathy's first novel, William Henry is a Fine Name, was awarded the 2007 Christy Award for Best Young Adult novel, was a finalist for the 2007 Christy Award for Best First Novel, and was awarded second place for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2007 Book of the Year Long Historical. Her second novel, I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires, was released in September 2008 and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the best Christian fiction books of 2008. Cathy and her husband, Dan, live in Elkton, Maryland and have two grown children.
 
Published October 1, 2006 by Moody Publishers. 252 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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