|Nightjohn (1993) [Novel]|
by Gary Paulsen
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(From the publisher):
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.
Original title: Nightjohn
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Civil War And Slavery