James McBride on Slavery, Humor and 'Hee-Haw Chit Chat' in 'The Good Lord Bird'

"I had to create something that would allow people room to laugh at things they can't really talk about easily," said James McBride about his National Book Award winner "The Good Lord Bird." The humorous book, set in pre-Civil War Kansas territory, follows abolitionist John Brown through the eyes of a young slave boy.