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A lesson before dying
Ernest J. Gaines
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Summary: From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.


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main characters Jefferson
Male
Age: Young adult
African American
Condemned to die; wrongfully convicted.

Grant Wiggins
Male
African American
Plantation school teacher.
Teacher



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