Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys

Author:   Larry Dane Brimner
Publisher:   Highlights Press
ISBN:  

9781629797755


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 17 years
Format:   Hardback
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Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys


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This chilling and harrowing account tells the story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers who, when riding the rails during the Great Depression, found their lives destroyed after two white women falsely accused them of rape. Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner explains how it took more than eighty years for their wrongful convictions to be overturned. In 1931, nine teenagers were arrested as they traveled on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama. The youngest was thirteen, and all had been hoping to find something better at the end of their journey. But they never arrived. Instead, two white women falsely accused them of rape. The effects were catastrophic for the young men, who came to be known as the Scottsboro Boys. Being accused of raping a white woman in the Jim Crow south almost certainly meant death, either by a lynch mob or the electric chair. The Scottsboro boys found themselves facing one prejudiced trial after another, in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in U.S. history. They also faced a racist legal system, all-white juries, and the death penalty. Noted Sibert Medalist Larry Dane Brimner uncovers how the Scottsboro Boys spent years in Alabama's prison system, enduring inhumane conditions and torture. The extensive back matter includes an author's note, bibliography, index, and further resources and source notes.

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Author:   Larry Dane Brimner
Publisher:   Highlights Press
Imprint:   Highlights Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.10cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.506kg
ISBN:  

9781629797755


ISBN 10:   1629797758
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 17 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Brimner revisits the history of injustice in America... (and) has extensively researched the heartbreaking story of the suffering and stolen futures of nine African American teens falsely accused of the rape of two white women in Alabama in 1931, laying all the facts on the table in a concise, gripping volume. The engaging, easy-to-follow text will draw readers into a historical account that mirrors many of today's headlines.... (t)he parallels between the perils the Scottsboro Boys endured and current news stories show the continued relevance of this history, making this a must-have for both school and public libraries. Engaging and historically accurate; highly recommended. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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Larry Dane Brimner is the award-winning author of a number of civil rights and social justice titles for Calkins Creek, including Blacklisted!- Hollywood, the Cold War, and the First Amendment; Twelve Days in May, the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner; STRIKE! The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights; Black & White- The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene Bull Connor, the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor Winner; Birmingham Sunday, and We Are One- The Story of Bayard Rustin.

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