APB Speaker James McBride’s Best-Selling Book "The Good Lord Bird" to be Adapted into a Series on Showtime
21 Mar 2019
New York Times best-selling author, musician and APB speaker James McBride wrote The Good Lord Bird, a powerful story of John Brown, a white American abolitionist who in 1859—along with 19 others—attacked the largest arsenal of weapons in America, ultimately prompting the Civil War. The winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 2013, the book is now being adapted into an eight-part series by Showtime, set to star Ethan Hawke.
“This is just the right time for The Good Lord Bird,’’ said McBride in a statement. “I wrote it to show we Americans are family – dysfunctional, screwy, funny, even dangerous to one another at times, but still family nonetheless.’’
McBride, a talented saxophonist and composer, also authored Miracle at St. Anna, The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung. An inspirational, sought-after diversity speaker, he uses examples from his own life and the lives of those he’s encountered to encourage young people to embrace their history and identity, and appreciate the differences of those around them