The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Published by Doubleday, Colson Whitehead’s novel The Nickel Boys: A Novel takes place during Jim Crow-era Florida. Within the book, Whitehead details the lives of two black boys sentenced to endure the horrific conditions of a reform school called the Nickel School. Piercing and poignant, their stories are based on a real school that housed boys for over 100 years.