Dingle Bookshop is now selling online!


Regular price $6.04

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Literacy has enormous consequences for a slave and his young student in the 1850s pre-Civil War South.  

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. . .


Author(s): Paulsen, Gary,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 01/02/2005,
Pagination: 112 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group,
Published By: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc,
Book Classification: Children's, young adult & educational,
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780440219361