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The Resource The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead, (cd book)

The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead, (cd book)

Label
The Nickel boys
Title
The Nickel boys
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by JD Jackson
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Jackson, JD
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  • African American teenagers
  • Racism
  • Reformatories
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Label
The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead, (cd book)
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
on1098034359
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984891372
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
1098034359
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead, (cd book)
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
on1098034359
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984891372
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
1098034359
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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