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The Resource The Nickel boys : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (sound recording)

The Nickel boys : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (sound recording)

Label
The Nickel boys : a novel
Title
The Nickel boys
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning 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
Summary
Follows the harrowing experiences of two African-American teens at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10822253
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
N53 2019ab
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 940
  • 940
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author (acknowledgments) and JD Jackson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jackson, JD
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • African American teenagers
  • Reformatories
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American boys
  • African American teenagers
  • Racism
  • Reformatories
  • African Americans
  • Frenchtown (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Nickel boys : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.)
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
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781984891372
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 8848
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1098034359
  • (OCoLC)1098034359
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Nickel boys : a novel, Colson Whitehead, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.)
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
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781984891372
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 8848
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1098034359
  • (OCoLC)1098034359
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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