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Mississippi Trial, 1955
by Chris Crowe


Overview - The true story of a brutal murder. 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The true story of a brutal murder. 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-13: 9780613865227
  • ISBN-10: 0613865227
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publish Date: November 2003
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-17


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Law & Crime
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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