Nightjohn

Product Number: EB00160870
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307804228
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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"To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got...? That's why they don't want us reading."-Nightjohn "I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I thought it might be something I wanted to know. To learn."-Sarny Sarny, a female slave at the Waller plantation, first sees Nightjohn when he is brought there with a rope around his neck, his body covered in scars. He had escaped north to freedom, but he came back-came back to teach reading. Knowing that the penalty for reading is dismemberment Nightjohn still retumed to slavery to teach others how to read. And twelve-year-old Sarny is willing to take the risk to learn. Set in the 1850s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written. It is a meticulously researched, historically accurate, and artistically crafted portrayal of a grim time in our nation's past, brought to light through the personal history of two unforgettable characters. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Series: Sarny Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Aug 31, 2011

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CD
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Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number C1458
Released: Jul 05, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788795237
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SteadyReader
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number C7083
Released: Nov 08, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428159570
eAudio
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Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number Z00515
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449878450
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number 3A532
Released: May 03, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402592140
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Class Set
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number 3K532
Released: May 13, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402592157
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SteadyReader Homework Pack
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number 3B422
Released: Sep 14, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428162020
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SteadyReader Class Set
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number 3L422
Released: Jan 31, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428162037
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SteadyReader Hanging Bag
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Narrator(s): Michele-Denise Woods
Series:
Product Number 3C973
Released: Jun 01, 1993
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428162044
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Series:
Product Number 43222
Released: Jan 17, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788757181
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Author(s): Gary Paulsen
Series:
Product Number 12054
Released: Jan 14, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: #9780440219361

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