Nightjohn

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Publisher:
Random House Children's Books,
Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
630L
Description
"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. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN:
9780307804228
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 3.8, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
630L
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subject_facet19th Century -- United States
African American -- United States
Electronic books
Prejudice & Racism -- Social Themes
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