Homegoing : a novel
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Published:
New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Vintage Books edition.
Physical Desc:
305 pages ; 21 cm
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 6 - AR Pts: 18
Lexile measure:
910L
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
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East Nashville Magnet High - Teen Fiction
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Description
Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award Shortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the Year A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, PopSugar, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Financial Times Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101971062
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6, 18 Points
Lexile measure:
910

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General Note
Subtitle from cover.
General Note
"Reading Group Guide available at www.ReadingGroupCenter.com" --Back cover.
Description
"Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed--and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation."--,Provided by publisher.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,UG,6.0,18.0,182425.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gyasi, Y. (2017). Homegoing: a novel. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gyasi, Yaa. 2017. Homegoing: A Novel. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gyasi, Yaa, Homegoing: A Novel. New York: Vintage Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gyasi, Yaa. Homegoing: A Novel. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books, 2017. Print.

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