The Nickel boys [a novel]
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Jackson, JD narrator.
[Westminster, Md.] : [New York] : Books on Tape ;, [2019].
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9781984891396, 1984891391, 9781984891372, 1984891375
Ilsley Public Library - Audio CD  1 available
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6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Read by the author (acknowledgments) and JD Jackson.
"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.
Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, C., & Jackson, J. (2019). The Nickel boys: [a novel] (Unabridged.). Books on Tape ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and JD Jackson. 2019. The Nickel Boys: [a Novel]. [Westminster, Md.] : [New York]: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and JD Jackson. The Nickel Boys: [a Novel] [Westminster, Md.] : [New York]: Books on Tape, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, and JD Jackson. The Nickel Boys: [a Novel] Unabridged., Books on Tape ;, 2019.

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