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The Nickel boys [kit] : book club kit

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019] ©2019
Series: Book club kit
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English : First edition
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1960s Florida. Kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South, one mistake is enough to destroy the future. He 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9780385537070 0385537077 9780345804341 0345804341
OCLC Number: 1231506530
Description: 12 books + 1 discussion guide with inventory sheet in 1 BCPL tote bag
Series Title: Book club kit
Responsibility: Colson Whitehead.

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1960s Florida. Kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South, one mistake is enough to destroy the future. He 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 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." He meets Turner, who knows that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. A decision creates repercussions that will echo down the decades. -- adapted from jacket.

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