A riveting story of the power of literacy against the inhumanity of the slave system in sarny first sees nightjohn when he is brought to the plantation with a rope.
Nightjohn gary paulsen, author, jerry pinkney, illustrator delacorte press books history as it traces the experiences of a 12-year-old slave girl in the 1850s.
Genre, historical novel publisher, delacorte press publication date 1993 media type, print (paperback & hardback) pages, 1-92 followed by, sarny nightjohn is a young adult novel by gary paulsen, first published in 1993 it is about slavery in.
Nightjohn has 4342 ratings and 802 reviews sarah said: gary nightjohn is a story of a young 12 year old girl, sarny, under 19th century slavery the reader.
Gary paulsen's 'nightjohn' is a middle grade/young adult novel about a twelve- year-old it is a grim story of heartache and punishment, but also a story of hope the book begins with an introduction to sarny and her life on the plantation.