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The Nickel boys

by Whitehead, Colson, 1969-

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 23 copies
Available (20)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CD FIC WHITEH
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD FIC WHITEH
 
 
Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD WHITEHEAD Colson
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  CD WHITEHEAD Colson
 
 
Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual FIC WHI
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  FIC WHI
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Whitehead
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  CD Whitehead
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Whitehead
 
 
CLP - West End Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  CD Whitehead
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Whitehea (6)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
 
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Whitehea (6)
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC WHI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD BOOK FIC WHI
 
 
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Recorded Book RB F WHITEHEAD 2019 CRAFTON 8/19
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Adult - Fiction Recorded Book
 
Call Number  RB F WHITEHEAD 2019 CRAFTON 8/19
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD WHITEHEAD Colson Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CD WHITEHEAD Colson Unabridged
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Media Stop MEDIA STOP
NO REQUESTS
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
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Call Number  MEDIA STOP
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC WHITE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD/BK FIC WHITE
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD WHI
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD WHI
 
 
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F WHI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD F WHI
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD WHITEHEAD [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD WHITEHEAD [B-O-CD]
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Audiovisual CD FIC WHI
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD FIC WHI
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks WHITEHEAD Colson
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  WHITEHEAD Colson
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK WHITEHEAD
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CDBOOK WHITEHEAD
 
 
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Whitehead
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  AudioBook Collection
 
Call Number  ABOCD Whitehead
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual ACD FIC WHI
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  ACD FIC WHI
 
 
 
Unavailable (3)
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiobook CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Audiobook
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Audio Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Northland Public Library New Books CHECKED OUT
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Collection  New Books
 
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Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE

WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

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 American 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, 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.
Based on the real 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.

Additional Information
Subjects African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Reformatories -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, New York :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Jackson, JD, narrator.
Random House Audio Publishing, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by JD Jackson; acknowledgements read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781984891396
1984891391
9781984891372
1984891375
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