The Nickel boys: a novel
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Contributors:
Jackson, JD, narrator.
Published:
[Westminster, Md.] : [New York] : Books on Tape ;, [2019].
Format:
Audio CD
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller 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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781984891372
UPC:
9781984891372
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Lexile measure:
940

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General Note
Title from web page.
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Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by the author (acknowledgments) and JD Jackson.
Description
"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.
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Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C., & Jackson, J. (2019). The Nickel boys: a novel. Unabridged. [Westminster, Md.] : [New York]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and JD, Jackson. 2019. The Nickel Boys: A Novel. [Westminster, Md.] : [New York]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and JD, Jackson, The Nickel Boys: A Novel. [Westminster, Md.] : [New York]: Books on Tape, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, and JD Jackson. The Nickel Boys: A Novel. Unabridged. [Westminster, Md.] : [New York]: Books on Tape, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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