Nightjohn
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  • 1
    Nightjohn | Gary Paulsen

    Nightjohn

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Michele-Denise Woods
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Life on the Waller plantation is harsh and bleak. Twelve-year-old Sarny knows that it won’t be long before she will be forced to leave Mammy and join the other young women who serve the master’s household as breeders. Then one day a new slave arrives, bought from an overseer for a thousand dollars. He comes in a bad way, walking in front of the horses and Waller’s ready whip. His back is covered with scars as thick as Sarny’s hand, but he holds his head high.

    Excellent book!

    I loved this book! Being African American, sometimes it is difficult for me to indure slavery stories beyond a certain point. What occurred during Ame..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 24 2014 by T. Perkins (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2
    Sarny: A Life Remembered | Gary Paulsen

    Sarny: A Life Remembered

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Lynne Thigpen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    As the Civil War rages around the plantation where Sarny lives, she hears of other slaves running away. They are following the sparkling drinking gourd in the northern sky to freedom. She longs to go wherever she wants and to be allowed to read books, just like the freed slaves. But she has a young son and daughter to look after. When the master sells her children to a stranger, Sarny waits for an opportunity to sneak away to search for them. Her chance comes after a Union soldier kills the master.

    A Life Surely a Remembered

    This is a beautifully written book with great meaning and opens the eyes of people!

    Reviewed on September 07 2016 by ramya chivukula ()