Book Cover
Average Rating
Random House Children's Books,
Pub. Date:
Lexile measure:
Fountas & Pinnell:
"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.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Lexile measure:
Fountas & Pinnell:
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a9d7b355-b013-1c9e-3cbd-dc4f9daacd64
Grouping Title nightjohn
Grouping Author paulsen gary
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-06-26 04:37:10AM
Last Indexed 2018-07-16 04:41:18AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Paulsen, Gary.
author2-role cloudLibrary
author_display Paulsen, Gary
collection_aacpl CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacpl Online
display_description 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.
format_aacpl eBook
format_category_aacpl eBook
fountas_pinnell Z
id a9d7b355-b013-1c9e-3cbd-dc4f9daacd64
isbn 9780307804228, 9780385308380
item_details Cloud Library:9780307804228|9780307804228|Cloud Library|Online Cloud Library|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Cloud Library||||Available Online||Cloud Library||, external_econtent:ils:a1494307|1494307-1001|Online|CLOUD LIBRARY|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|CLOUD LIBRARY||||Available Online||Z-ELIBRARY||
itype_aacpl Electronic Book
last_indexed 2018-07-16T08:41:18.924Z
lexile_score 630
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_aacpl CLOUD LIBRARY
local_time_since_added_aacpl 2 Months, Month, Quarter, Six Months, Year
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
primary_isbn 9780385308380
publishDate 1993, 2011
record_details Cloud Library:9780307804228|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Children's Books,|2011.|112 p., external_econtent:ils:a1494307|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Children's Books,|2011.|112 p., ils:a1494307|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Children's Books,|2011.|112 p., ils:a74964|Book|Books||English|Delacorte Press,|c1993.|92 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:a1494307 1494307-1001 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
subject_facet 19th Century -- United States, African American -- United States, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Prejudice & Racism -- Social Themes, Reading -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Nightjohn
title_full Nightjohn / Gary Paulsen, Nightjohn [eBook] Paulsen, Gary., Nightjohn [electronic resource] Paulsen, Gary.
title_short Nightjohn
topic_facet 19th Century, African American, Prejudice & Racism, Reading, Slavery