Street Knowledge: Chris Graham

Virtual Book Club: ‘The Nickel Boys’

April 15, 2020

AFP Digital Editor Crystal Graham and three guests presented our first Virtual Book Club on Facebook Live discussing “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead. The book was the followup to Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Underground Railroad.” Join readers as they discuss The Nickel Academy, a fictional institution based on a reform school in Florida. The readers discuss Martin Luther King Jr., segregation in the Jim Crow era, and most importantly, the effects of the school on the lives and deaths of the children and teenagers who were sentenced there.

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