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William Henry is a Fine Name

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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...


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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.


^War south attempting to make sense of the surrounding chaos. As he comes to terms ^with his father's involvement in the Underground Railroad and his mother's antipathy ^toward abolitionism young Robert finds himself at a crossroads. His best friend ^is a black boy named William Henry and the dehumanizing effects of slavery are unquestionable ^in Robert's mind, he realizes he cannot just sit idly by. His family is pitted against ^him and Robert's feelings of justice and family loyalty have  enough conflict ^to start a war of their own.

 The shadow of a face in the window.
The quilt on the ^line.
Howling dogs. Threatening intruders.
And a railroad that runs underground.



Thirteen-year-old ^Robert had known little of these things growing up. His southern adolescence consisted ^of his mother, who viewed slavery as a natural part of life, and his father, whose ^late night disappearances were becoming more frequent and disruptive.

Then ^there is William Henry, Robert's best friend. They did everything together-until ^the summer of 1859. That's when Robert realizes William Henry knows more about these ^late night mysteries than he does. It's also when Robert is told that William Henry ^is less than human . . . because he is black.

Now Robert must decide for ^himself where he stands on slavery. With his loved ones pitted against each other, ^he struggles to understand justice and wonders how high a price he is willing to ^pay for it.


And then he gets the chance to find out.




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.



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.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 329923
  • Product Code 9780802479716
  • ISBN 0802479715
  • EAN 9780802479716
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2008
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 2.70 MB (EPUB)

Cathy Gohlke

CATHY GOHLKE has had her writing featured in the books Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul and My Turn to Care: Affirmations for Caregivers of Aging Parents, as well as in magazines like Woman's World. Cathy lives in Elkton, Maryland with her husband.

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