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My Name's Not Friday

Written by Jon Walter

Key Stage 3 Historical Fiction

My Name's Not Friday Synopsis

This boy has bought me. This white boy who don't even look as old as I am. He owns me body and soul, and my worth has been set at six hundred dollars. Samuel's an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave. He's a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy who'd take the blame for something he didn't do, if it meant he could save his brother. So now they don't call him Samuel anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer...

My Name's Not Friday Press Reviews

Praise for Close to the Wind:

Original and cleverly plotted - Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Times

I can't recommend it highly enough - Guardian

A beautiful read - Sun

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910200438
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Jon Walter
Format: Hardback
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Historical Fiction

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