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Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen.

Paulsen, Gary (Author).

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  • 39 of 42 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 42 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler JF PAU (Text) 34044000225738 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Brazil PL - Brazil JUVENILE PAULSEN (Text) 38160000347409 Youth Services Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola YA FIC PAU (Text) 33118000016178 Young Adult: Fiction Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville J FIC Pau (Text) 76895000014467 2nd Floor Children's Fiction Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton YA PAU (Text) 36806002753612 YOUNG ADULT 2ND FLOOR Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville JF PAULSEN (Text) 78321000012136 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Dublin PL - Dublin J FIC PAU (Text) 76892000003747 juvenile fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library J PAU (Text) 33187000557559 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett YFIC PAU (Text) 30010170127735 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg J PAU (Text) 32826000557769 J Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0385308388
  • ISBN: 9780385308380
  • Physical Description: 92 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [1993]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back--came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters.
Target Audience Note: 770 Lexile.
Subject: Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
Reading > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Reading > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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