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The Nickel Boys
Apr 2020
Genre: Historical
Book Description:

Elwood is about to enroll in the local Black college. But after one innocent mistake, he is sentenced to Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory. The staff beat and sexually abuse the students; corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Elwood tries to hold onto his ideals; his friend Turner believes the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at The Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children

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