Two boys are sentenced to reform school in the deep south in the 1960s. With racism and abuse rampant throughout the school, Elwoods’ nonviolent ideals sharply-and disastrously-conflict with the pragmatism of his friend Turner. Whitehead is the author of the runaway hit The Underground Railroad, and his new book is not to be missed. Click here to place your hold

Try it if you liked: Delicious Foods by James Hannaham (which is fabulous!), The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, or anything by Toni Morrison.

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