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Paulsen, Gary
Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen
Alternate Title Night John
New York : Delacorte Press, c1993
book jacket
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 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL jF PAU    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
Reading -- Juvenile fiction
Slavery -- Fiction
Physical Description 92 p. ; 24 cm
Summary Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read. Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back--came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters
Series SOE Curriculum Lab

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