Format: Audiobook on CD
Description: 6 sound discs (approximately 420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is 'as good as anyone', Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory whose mission statement says it provides 'physical, intellectual and moral training' so the delinquent boys in their charge can become 'honorable and honest men'. In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'.
|Call Number||Location||Shelf Location||Status|
|CD F Whitehead||Main (Downtown)||First Level, Book on CD Fiction||In|
|CD AF AM Whitehead||Cooper (Forest Acres)||Book on CD Fiction||In|
|CD F Whitehead||Sandhills||Book on CD Fiction||In|