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.” – Library catalog
“With every book, Colson Whitehead proves his ever-growing genius. He’s a master of the written word and truly one of the greatest living American novelists of our time. I didn’t think it was possible for him to write something better than Underground Railroad, but he most certainly has — The Nickel Boys grabbed me at page one. It’s a mystery and a thriller, a treatise on race and social injustice, and a literary masterpiece all rolled into one. Ellwood and Turner are characters that will stay with me forever. This should be mandatory reading in every classroom.”
— Michelle M., Changing Hands Independent bookstore, Tempe, AZ
Imagine . . .
You’re looking for a book you’ve heard about, or been assigned as homework, and you can’t find it in your library. Sounds like some sort of science fiction story, but it’s not. Continue reading Banned Books Week 2019→
Let’s take a walk – in the city, around the block, in the woods, with yourself, with another – so many ways to walk! Here we’ve highlighted just a few ways, and send our thanks to our friends at Shelf Awareness for their inspiration of an intriguing journey into the ways of walking. Continue reading So Many Ways to Walk→
“One of the true readerly delights of summer is heading to the beach (or the back porch)” [or the mountains] “with a book you’re dying to dig into. Whether it’s a traditionally ‘summery’ novel, a new twist on a classic or an inventive take on summer in the city, the bookish possibilities are endless …” Read and enjoy these Shelf Awareness picks. Continue reading Summer Reading: Beach (or Mountain) Grab Bag→