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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385308380
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Paulsen, Gary
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Reading -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Slavery -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.52x5.60x.61 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 19th Century
Young Adult » General

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