A Lesson Before Dying
From the author of, A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man returns to 1940s Cajun, he visits and forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. Best Books for Young Teen Readers. In the 1940s in rural Louisiana, an uneducated African American man is sentenced to die for a crime he was incapable of committing.
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Review: A Lesson Before DyingUser Review - Paige - Goodreads
Through the eyes of a dissatisfied teacher begrudgingly enlisted to cultivate pride in a youth sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, Ernest Gaines tells a powerful story of black ... Read full review
Review: A Lesson Before DyingUser Review - Marcela Gomez - Goodreads
The purpose of this book is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines is to show the unfair laws against the Black community. Gaines gives hopes to the black people by writing this story and how ... Read full review