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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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Grouped Work ID a9d7b355-b013-1c9e-3cbd-dc4f9daacd64
Grouping Title nightjohn
Grouping Author paulsen gary
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-03 04:37:25AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-25 04:53:29AM

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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.
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publishDate 1993, 2011
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subject_facet 19th Century -- United States, African American -- United States, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Prejudice & Racism -- Social Themes, Reading -- Fiction, Reading -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Nightjohn
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title_short Nightjohn
topic_facet 19th Century, African American, Prejudice & Racism, Reading, Slavery