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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver LARGE PRINT FIC WHITEHEAD NIC (Text) 34304000959804 Adult - Large Print Available -
Eckhart PL - Main LP F WHITEHEAD colson Nickel (Text) 840191002773030 Large Print - Main Level Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood LARGE PRINT Whitehead (Text) 36626104060694 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 08/02/2020
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch LARGE.PRINT FICTION WHITEHEAD (Text) 37516002050372 Adult Large Print Fiction Checked out 08/02/2020
Lebanon PL - Lebanon LP F WHITEHEAD (Text) 34330513370354 Adult - Large Print Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City LARGE PRINT FICTION WHITEHEAD (Text) 30403002370286 Adult - Fiction Large Print Available -
Putnam County Public Library - Main FIC WHI (Text) 30041002396669 Large Print In transit -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) LP F WHI (Text) 30032010763594 LARGE PRINT FICTION Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield LP-FIC Whitehead (Text) 78292000383026 Adult Large Print Book Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial LP FIC WHITEHEAD, COLSON (Text) 33946003601023 Large Print Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984892249
  • ISBN: 198489224X
  • Physical Description: 336 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]

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"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."-- From publisher's description.
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.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.

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