School is out in the summer of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. For Frances Robinson, a fifteen-year-old daydreamer with a crush on her teacher, John T. Scopes, summer vacation promises tennis, and Coca-Colas from her father’s drug store. But when Frances’s father, the school board chairman, has Scopes arrested for teaching evolution, the sleepiest place on earth becomes a hotbed for famous thinkers, including H. L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, and William Jennings Bryan. Overnight the world is flocking to Dayton to decide: Are people really descended from monkeys? Does the theory of evolution have a place in biology class? As Frances sees the man she loves crumbling beside her, she begins to question her town, her neighbors, and the father she has always trusted.
About Ronald Kidd
Ronald Kidd is the author of Dunker, winner of a Children’s Choice Award; Second Fiddle, an Edgar Award nominee and a Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year; 13:46:10, a Books for the Teen Age listing; and Sizzle & Splat, a School Library Journal… More about Ronald Kidd
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Dec 12, 2006| 358 Minutes| Young Adult| ISBN 9780739336953