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User Review  - rgruberhighschool - LibraryThing

RGG: Set in 1940's Louisiana, this is a story of a young man's response to another man's impending execution on death row. A wonderful companion to To Kill a Mockingbird, or even Walter Dean Myer's Monster. A couple brief sexually explicit passages. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah-Kay - LibraryThing

A Lesson Before Dying takes place in the late 1940's in Louisiana. The story is about a young black man, Jefferson who is in volved in a murder - he was at the wrong place, at the wrong time - and is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jesnikula - LibraryThing

A thought-provoking story of two men who are each faced with difficult choices about living. Although the story starts out a little slow, it is an easy read, and picks up once the conflict is revealed ... Read full review

A LESSON BEFORE DYING

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Two black men (one a teacher, the other a death row inmate) struggle to live, and die, with dignity, in Gaines's most powerful and moving work since The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1971). The ... Read full review

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User Review  - jonesm - LibraryThing

My sons had to read this book for summer reading. I did not read it at the time, but read it maybe a year ago. It is a good read, especially when you understand the lesson that Jefferson was so passionate about was that he was a man not a hog. Read full review


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