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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing
Maybe someday I can be a published author too? I was really hoping to walk away from this book feeling changed in some way. I wanted a lesson that would impact my perspective. Maybe there was one and I was just too bored to see it? Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - REGoodrich - LibraryThing
A well-written account of a young, black man caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Though innocent, he is accused, found guilty, and sentenced to death. This story is edifying in numerous ways ... Read full review