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The Nickel boys / Colson Whitehead.

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- (author,, narrator.). Jackson, JD, (narrator.).
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  • 20 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville CD-BOOK F WHITEHEAD C. (Text) 34706001633645 CD Books Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown AACD FIC WHITEHE d.1-6 (Text) 79361000114262 Adult Fiction Audios Available -
Butler PL - Butler AUD CD WHI (Text) 73174005039745 Audiobooks on CD: Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver AUDIO CD FIC WHITEHEAD NIC (Text) 34304000941772 Adult - Audiobook Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza CD WHITEHEAD colson Nickel (Text) 840191002756248 Auburn Plaza - New Audiobooks Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library BOCD FIC WHI (Text) 33187004561698 BOCD (Adult) Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg CDBK WHITEHEAD (Text) 32826014187207 Books on CD In process -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood AUDIOBOOK Whitehead (Text) 36626104070750 2nd Floor New Adult Media Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch CD FIC.c Whitehead, Colson (Text) 78294000273410 New Adult Audiobook Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland CD FIC WHITE (Text) 76383000470442 Adult New Shelf, CD F Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984891396
  • ISBN: 1984891391
  • ISBN: 9781984891372
  • ISBN: 1984891375
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by JD Jackson ; acknowledgements read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
"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"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy... [It] is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to 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 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 with repercussions that will echo down the decades."-- Container.
Subject: African American teenagers > United States > Fiction.
Reformatories > Florida > Fiction.
Racism > United States > Fiction.
African Americans > Segregation > United States > Fiction.
African Americans > Civil rights > Fiction.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Florida > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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