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1960s Florida. Kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South, one mistake is enough to destroy the future. He 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 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." He meets Turner, who knows that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. A decision creates repercussions that will echo down the decades. -- adapted from jacket
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Athena Public Library FIC WHI (Text) 37813000174170 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/05/2019 Available -
Baker Haines Branch WHITEHEAD (Colson) (Text) 37814003471480 FICTION - NEW Book None 07/17/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Whitehead, C (Text) 35178001832669 Adult Fiction Book None 08/16/2019 Available -
Fossil City Library FIC WHI (Text) 37830000065430 Adult Fiction Book None 08/04/2020 Available -
Harney County Library FIC WHITE (Text) 37720000591289 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/14/2019 Checked out 03/23/2021
Hood River County Library FIC WHITEHEAD (Text) 33892100622712 Adult Fiction Book None 07/16/2019 Available -
Joseph Public Library F WHI (Text) 30002000273797 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/07/2019 In transit -
Klamath Community College PS3573.H4768 N53 2019 (Text) 3760307320 Main Collection Book None 07/31/2019 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC White (Text) 37862000446526 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/31/2019 Checked out 03/02/2021
Ontario Community Library WHITEHEAD, Colson (Text) 33330004477883 Adult Fiction Book None 08/23/2019 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385537070
  • ISBN: 0385537077
  • ISBN: 9780345804341
  • ISBN: 0345804341
  • Physical Description: 213 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
1960s Florida. Kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South, one mistake is enough to destroy the future. He 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 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." He meets Turner, who knows that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. A decision creates repercussions that will echo down the decades. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Abuse of administrative power > Fiction.
African American boys > Abuse of > Fiction.
African American teenagers > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Reformatories > Fiction.
African Americans > Civil rights > Fiction.
Frenchtown (Tallahassee, Fla.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.

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