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A Lesson Before Dying



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Author
Gaines, Ernest J.
Descriptors
African-American Authors
African-Americans
Award Winners
Death Penalty
Historical Fiction-American
Literate Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Location/Setting:
The South
Time Period:
1940s
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Summary
In 1940s Louisiana, school teacher Grant Wiggins must impact a sense of manhood to a wrongly-convicted neighbor before his execution.
Critique
Powerful and thoughtful but not heavy reading. A tightly-plotted novel. Well-drawn characters. Recommend. National Book Critics Circle Award—Fiction, 1994.
ISBN
0679414770
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# of Pages
256
Published
1993
Formats
Young Adult
Reviewer's Initials: KM AN ED


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