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Gaines, Ernest J.
New York : Knopf, 1993.
ISBN 0679455612
Jefferson is a young African American man living in Louisiana in the 1940's. He is convicted of a crime he did not commit. During the long trial, he is subjected to the taunts of the racist townsfolk. When Jefferson is sentenced to die in the electric chair, he feels he deserves to die that way. He is so put down by society that he can see no good in himself. Grant Wiggins, a local man, starts to spend time with Jefferson and tries to convince him that he is a good man. Can Grant help Jefferson before it's too late?
SUBJECTS:     African Africans -- Louisiana -- Fiction
                        Death row inmates -- Louisiana -- Fiction


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