The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN 10 : 0385693982
ISBN 13 : 9780385693981
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nickel Boys Book Description:

The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead's follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning bestseller The Underground Railroad, in which he dramatises another strand of United States history, this time through the story of two boys sentenced to a stretch in a hellish reform school in Jim-Crow-era Florida.

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2019-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9780708899403
ISBN 13 : 0708899404
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nickel Boys Book Description:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2020 Winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction 2020 Time #1 Novel of the Year 2019 ________________________________________________________________________ Author of 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 1960s Florida. Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, intellectual and moral training' which will equip its inmates to become 'honorable and honest men'. In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King's ringing assertion, 'Throw us in jail, and we will still love you.' But Elwood's fellow inmate and new friend Turner thinks Elwood is naive and worse; the world is crooked, and the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of their oppressors. The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision which will have decades-long repercussions. Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States. 'If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of the greatest American writers alive' Time 'A commanding triumph' Sunday Times 'Every chapter hits its mark' New York Times

Study Guide for Book Clubs The Nickel Boys

Study Guide for Book Clubs  The Nickel Boys
Author : Kathryn Cope
Publisher : Kathryn Cope
Total Pages : 57
Release : 2020-09-29
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide for Book Clubs The Nickel Boys Book Description:

An essential tool for all reading groups! No reading group should be without this book club companion to Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Nickel Boys. This comprehensive guide includes useful background to the novel, a full plot summary, discussion of themes & symbols, detailed character notes, 30+ thought-provoking discussion questions, and even a quick quiz. Contents by Chapter — Author Biography, Plot Synopsis, Background to The Nickel Boys, Style, Setting, Characters, Themes & Symbols, Discussion Questions, Quiz, and Further Reading Study Guides for Book Clubs are high-quality guides designed to help you get the most out of your book club meetings. Written by a literary expert, they enable readers to appreciate challenging works of literature in greater depth. Please note that this is an unofficial companion guide and does not contain the full text of the original novel.

The Nickel Boys Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Nickel Boys  Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2019-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9780385537087
ISBN 13 : 0385537085
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nickel Boys Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Book Description:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

Nickel Boys

Nickel Boys
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher :
Total Pages : 258
Release : 2020-08
ISBN 10 : 2226443037
ISBN 13 : 9782226443038
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nickel Boys Book Description:

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN 10 : 0345804341
ISBN 13 : 9780345804341
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nickel Boys Book Description:

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.

Book Journal

Book Journal
Author : Vooyc Media
Publisher :
Total Pages : 50
Release : 2019-11-26
ISBN 10 : 1711868655
ISBN 13 : 9781711868653
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Journal Book Description:

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 enough to read and highlight without taking certain notes, which is exactly what the purpose of this "The Nickel Boys" book journal is. 3 reasons why you would need this book journal: It helps you remember the plot of a story or what a book is about It gives you space to take note of your thoughts on a certain passage of a book You can organize every aspect about the book in complete organization 4 main features of using this "The Nickel Boys" book journal: You can always go back to it when you forget what a book is about. You don't have to re-read an entire book just to summarize it. All your needed details are in your journal. You can be creative with it as you please. Physical benefits of keeping a book journal: It's aesthetically pleasing to look at. Organizes your thoughts and your feelings on a certain book. It's not expensive to have. It's convenient and it isn't bulky to bring with you. Writing on paper helps you remember things. In general, a lot of people would find that having a book journal with them is very handy and useful. In forgetting details after writing a book, you don't have to feel bad about this. You'd be surprised how many writers and authors use book journals just to keep a record of their thoughts and details of the book they read. In using a book journal, you can be sentimental in going back to a book you loved reading and keeping all the significant details all to yourself. A book journal can also be useful for when you have to summarize a book for a book report at school to help gather all your needed information. Basically, it really doesn't matter if you're a reader because a book journal is for everyone. In addition, I'm sure there are moments where you've read a book that you've loved so much and the sequel came a year after, and you forgot the entire story of the book. With this book journal you no longer have to go through the hassle of re-reading it again. This is where book journals would be so helpful. It's also a great tool to have to contribute to social media posts, blogs, podcasts, book reviews, book clubs, or just conversations with friends! This book journal helps you take notes of important details of "The Nickel Boys". To have the ability to remember the plot of the story, have a space to write your thoughts on "The Nickel Boys", and have a way to summarize this book in your own words, scroll to the top and click or tap "Buy Now". Whether you want to write a quote from "The Nickel Boys", your thoughts on a specific scene, the plot summary, or you just want to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of "The Nickel Boys" and compare it to another book of the same genre, this journal is for you!

Nickel Boys

Nickel Boys
Author : Turtleback Books Publishing, Limited
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN 10 : 166360343X
ISBN 13 : 9781663603432
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nickel Boys Book Description:

BOOK CLUB SET

BOOK CLUB SET
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher :
Total Pages : 213
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1250277683
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BOOK CLUB SET Book Description:

"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." Also available in accessible formats via CELA.

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher :
Total Pages : 250
Release : 2020-11-13
ISBN 10 : 3150199794
ISBN 13 : 9783150199794
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nickel Boys Book Description: