The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Robbed of a promising future by a false conviction, Ellwood’s hope—nurtured by the words of Dr. King—clashes with Turner’s cynicism as they seek survival, escape and justice at Nickel Academy reform school. Inspired by brutal revelations of racism and abuse suffered at the Dozier School for Boys in Jim Crow-era Florida, *unearths disturbing truths about entrenched, systemic oppression. His stunning and economic prose makes this harrowing novel a modern masterpiece.
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USA Today. "Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys earned him multiple prestigious accolades, but it didn't come without a price."
Vanity Fair. "The Pulitzer Prize–winning author's new novel, inspired by the atrocities committed at Florida's Dozier School for Boys, lays bare America’s history of state-sanctioned violence."