The Nickel Boys Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish ...

The Nickel Boys  Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Nickel Boys Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 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 and “should further cement Whitehead as one of his generation's best" (Entertainment Weekly). Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

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The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: Anchor

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee,
The Nickel Boys
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Child abuse
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

Tallahassee, Florida, 1960s: Brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll at the local black college. But one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives instead at the Nickel Academy, which claims to provide training for its inmates
The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead
Language: en
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Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Child abuse
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Book Journal
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Vooyc Media
Categories: Child abuse
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher:

A COMPANION JOURNAL! So you're reading "The Nickel Boys"! Great, because having a book journal with you will have its many benefits. In such a fast-past world, there's something to be said about actually keeping a book journal and writing on it. When you're reading a book, it isn't just
The Nickel Boys
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Colson Whitehead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-16 - Publisher: Fleet

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