“The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead is a “bravura follow-up” to his Pulitzer Prize winning The “Underground Railroad”. In it, two boys are sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. The Nickel Academy’s mission statement appears wholesome, but the staff abuses the students while school officials raid the pantry. One of the boys Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King’s pacifism; the other is bent on resistance. This is a “devastating, driven narrative.”
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Quotable“The precise role of the artist is to illuminate that darkness, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of our purpose, which is to make the world a more human dwelling place.” James Baldwin