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Nightjohn: Nightjohn Series, Book 1

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"To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got . . . . That's why they don't want us reading." -- Nightjohn "I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I thought it might be something I wanted to know. To learn."--Sarny 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.
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Full title nightjohn
Author paulsen gary
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:18:59PM
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title_display Nightjohn
title_full Nightjohn / by Gary Paulsen, Nightjohn Nightjohn Series, Book 1, Nightjohn [electronic resource] / Gary Paulsen, Nightjohn [sound recording] / Gary Paulsen
title_short Nightjohn
title_sub Nightjohn Series, Book 1
topic_facet Audiobooks, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Reading, Slavery, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Young adult fiction