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  • 15 of 25 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

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3 current holds with 25 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC WHI (Text) 35246000982221 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-11-27
Beaver Valley Public Library F WHI (Text) 35144000206081 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Burns Lake Public Library AF WHI (Text) 35198000699489 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library FIC WHI (Text) 35146002150746 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-11-26
Chetwynd Public Library FIC WHI (Text) 35222001033108 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-12-05
Creston Public Library FIC WHI (Text) 35140100053357 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Invermere Public Library FIC WHI (Text) IPL056742 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Kimberley Public Library F WHI (Text) 35137001023729 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-12-03
Mackenzie Public Library WHI (Text) 35192000392039 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Nelson Public Library F WHI (Text) 3514830031237 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385693967 (Hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 213 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Bond Street Books/Doubleday Canada, 2019.

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"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 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, Florida, 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 American 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, 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 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 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 true 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American teenagers > Fiction
Racism > Fiction.
Reformatories > Fiction.
Florida > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.

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