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The Nickel boys : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library NEW LARGE TYPE WHITEHEAD (Text to phone) 34030142866000 Adult New Large Type Checked out 12/02/2019
Brookfield Library F/WHITEHEAD LARGE PRINT (Text to phone) 34029145980792 Adult New Large Type Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC WHI (Text to phone) 34014141738733 Adult New Large Type Checked out 11/30/2019
Douglas Library of Hebron LRG PRI FIC WHI (Text to phone) 33400145577550 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW LP FIC WHITEHEAD,C (PBK) (Text to phone) 34026143935430 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington LP/WHITEHEAD, COLSON (Text to phone) 34037143289546 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW LARGE PRINT WHITEHEAD (Text to phone) 32518145397918 Adult Large Type Available -
Milford Public Library WHITEHEAD Colson (Text to phone) 34013143678152 Adult New Large Type Checked out 11/26/2019
New Milford Public Library LP F WHITE (Text to phone) 34021131526655 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield LP FIC WHI (Text to phone) 36123132914902 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
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Summary, etc.: "In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers."--
Subject: Abuse of administrative power Fiction
African American boys Abuse of Fiction
African American teenagers United States Fiction
Reformatories Florida Fiction
African Americans Segregation United States Fiction
Racism Fiction
Florida Fiction
Large type books
Frenchtown (Tallahassee, Fla.) Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.
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