Texas Book Festival and BookPeople present: Colson Whitehead

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Presented by Texas Book Festival at First Baptist Church of Austin, Austin TX

Jul 23
Texas Book Festival and BookPeople present: Colson Whitehead

Texas Book Festival and BookPeople, in partnership with Black Studies at UT, are proud to present Colson Whitehead as he speaks about his new book, The Nickel Boys, on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Austin.

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, The Underground Railroad, Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that

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