If you loved James McBride's NBA-winning Good Lord Bird, we recommend these:
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks - Another fictional approach to John Brown narrated by his young son.
Beloved by Toni Morrison - a modern classic about a haunted former slave
Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz - a gripping nonfiction account of the raid on Harper's Ferry
Middle Passage by Charles Johnson - A young man is transformed after becoming an accidental stowaway on a slave ship.