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2021 Common Reader Selected

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After considering a long list of books recommended by many NEHS Advisors, the Advisory Council has selected The Nickel Boys, award-winning novel by Colson Whitehead as the Common Reader for next year’s Merit scholarship competition. Whitehead’s novel has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the ten best fiction books of the decade; the text is based on the harrowing story of the Dozier School, a reform school for boys in Florida. Prompts for the Merit scholarship essays will be announced on November 2.


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