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Colson Whitehead: The Nickel Boys: Home

This guide offers background information on Colson Whitehead and the historic events that inspired "The Nickel Boys."


This guide will help you get acquainted with or begin research on Colson Whitehead and his works.  His novel The Nickel Boys is the focus of UAFS  Read This for 2023.  Whitehead will speak at UAFS on February 7 as the the first Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. See the link at the bottom of this box for more information and to reserve tickets.

The Nickel Boys