What we’re reading:
‘Nickel Boys,’ by Colson Whitehead. A new novel from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of ‘The Underground Railroad,’ ‘Nickel Boys’ is an unflinching story of a young man sentenced to time in a residential correctional school in Jim Crow era America. As in ‘Underground Railroad,’ Whitehead is brutal in his depiction of life under segregation. Raw but necessary story.

Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead, $32.99