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Author Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.

Title The nickel boys [sound recording] / Colson Whitehead.

Publication Info. Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Audiobook - GALY-13  PA FIC WHI    AVAILABLE
 Somonauk PL Audio Visual - SNBB-4  PLAY WHI    DUE 11-02-20
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 7 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Playing Time 070000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
unmediated n rdamedia
other sz rdacarrier
other nz rdacarrier
digital non-volatile flash memory rda
audio file ACELP rda
Awards 2021AbrahamLincolnAwardnominee.
Note Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Title from Playaway label.
Performer Read by JD Jackson.
Summary 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.
System Details Playaway Digital Audio.
Subject Abuse of administrative power -- Fiction.
African American boys -- Abuse of -- Fiction.
African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Reformatories -- Civil rights -- Fiction.
Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
Abuse of administrative power. (OCoLC)fst00794802
African American teenagers. (OCoLC)fst00799406
Playaway (Preloaded audio player) (OCoLC)fst01747695
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Frenchtown (Tallahassee, Fla.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Historical fiction.
Added Author Jackson, JD, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
ISBN 9781987175332
Music No. 39210 Findaway World

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