Start by marking “Nightjohn” as Want to Read: Gary Paulsen, best known for his wilderness survival novels, showcases a different kind of survival in the short book Nightjohn. Our narrator is a twelve-year-old slave named Sarny, who is bound to a plantation in the South. Nightjohn is a young adult novel by Gary Paulsen, first published in It is about slavery in Nightjohn. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. For the film of the book, see Nightjohn (film). TEACHING GUIDE. NOTE TO TEACHERS Thematic Connections Prejudice Getting Along with Others Freedom Leadership Grades 7 up. ABOUT THIS BOOK.

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The book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen is about a girl named Sarny who is enslaved on a plantation. She is raised by Delie (Mammy). A man named NightJohn. Nightjohn. Gary Paulsen, Author, Jerry Pinkney, Illustrator Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $ (96p) ISBN download a cheap copy of Nightjohn book by Gary Paulsen. Imagine being beaten for learning to read, shackled and whipped for learning a few letters of the alphabet .

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Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. Nightjohn Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: New York: Print book: Juvenile audience: English View all editions and formats Summary: Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read.

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.

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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.

Set in the s, Gary Paulsen's groundbreaking new novel is unlike anything else the award-winning author has written.He later returns to fetch Sarny and take her to "pit school" in the night, where she sees and learns what a catalog is, learns the rest of the letters, and has acquired great knowledge- something no one can take away from her. It has graphic descriptions of what happens to some of the men who try to run, or what happens when Waller finds out that John is teaching Sarny how to read.

Nightjohn Teacher’s Guide

Ferguson to the s Jim Crow laws , and the civil rights movement of the s. Easy; 6thth grade For lower grades I would use it as the main book and for higher grades as an introduction to a unit, etc.

Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource Document Type: Leadership-Nightjohn is viewed as a leader among the slaves. We have no way of figuring how close the story is to the outbreak of the Civil War; we are only told that slavery has been outlawed in the North. This is what 12 year-old's Sarny's life is like. All rights reserved. View 2 comments.