The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead was Read It Forward’s book club pick of October and it really sparked a lot of discussion.
The brave, eye-opening novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Based on the true story of a reform school that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
In the video below, editors Abbe, Jess, and Emma share their thoughts with everyone on this compelling read. Let us know what you think by joining our Facebook Group. We look forward to hearing from you!