Mississippi Trial, 1955 (Paperback)

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    Chris Crowe is the author of several books, most notably Mississippi Trial, 1955, which won several awards, including the 2003 International Reading Association's Young Adult Novel Award. His nonfiction book,Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, was an Jane Addams Honor book. His first children's book,Just As Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game, appeared in 2012. Chris married his high school sweetheart, and they live in Provo, Utah, where he works in the English department at BYU. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of two lovely girls and three handsome boys.
    Winner of the 2003 International Reading Association Award for Young Adult Novel

    At first Hiram is excited to visit his hometown in Mississippi. But soon after he arrives, he crosses paths with Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago who is also visiting for the summer, and Hiram sees firsthand how the local whites mistreat blacks who refuse to "know their place." When Emmett's tortured dead body is found floating in a river, Hiram is determined to find out who could do such a thing. But what will it cost him to know? Mississippi Trial, 1955 is a gripping read, based on true events that helped spark the Civil Rights Movement.

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    ISBN 9780142501924
    Format Paperback
    Pages 240
    Publisher Date 2003-12-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Speak
    Copyright Year 2002
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Crowe, Chris

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