Bound To Stay Bound

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 Lesson before dying
 Author: Gaines, Ernest J.

 Publisher:  Vintage Books (1994)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 256 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 363844 ISBN: 9780375702709
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 African Americans -- Fiction
 Prisoners -- Fiction
 Race relations -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Louisiana -- Fiction

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Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shootout 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 before his death.

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