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The Nickel boys : a novel

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Unabridged.

"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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Avon Free Library AUDIO FIC WHI (Text)
Audiobooks
52113300504915
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bloomfield Public Library AUDBK CD Whitehead (Text)
Audiobooks
52133300136716
In transit
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Clifton Springs Library Audio Whi (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
52115300369355
Checked out
09/10/2019
Geneva Public Library AUDIO-CD WHITEHEAD (Text)
First Floor New Audiobook CDs
52118300992770
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Livonia Public Library AUDIO CD WHI (Text)
Adult New
52140300572162
Checked out
09/07/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Palmyra Community Library AUDIOBOOK WHI 6 DISCS (Text)
Adult Audiobook
52127300402094
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo AUDIO FIC WHI (Text)
Audiobooks
52150300533031
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua CD FIC WHI (Text)
Adult Audiobooks
31846002887841
Checked out
09/29/2019

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