A lesson before dying
(Large Print)

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Adult Fiction (Large Print) - South Wing Main Floor
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Large Print
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339 pages
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 4.4, 11 Points

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A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson's godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting-- and defying-- the expected.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gaines, E. J. (2010). A lesson before dying (Large Print edition.). Kennebec Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-2019. 2010. A Lesson Before Dying. Kennebec Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-2019. A Lesson Before Dying Kennebec Large Print, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying Large Print edition., Kennebec Large Print, 2010.

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