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Accused! by Larry Dane Brimner
Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9781629797755
  • Hardcover $18.99

    Oct 15, 2019 | ISBN 9781629797755 | 13-17 years

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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

★ “Brimner, who won the 2018 Sibert Award for his book Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 now looks at the case of the Scottsboro boys… Brimner has his work cut out for himself in telling this complicated story… (and) gives the narrative both heft and heart. The book’s design uses black-and-white photos to good advantage. A solid look at a noteworthy event that touched upon many aspects of U.S. society.” — Booklist, starred review

This is an emotionally wrenching story… (and) a needed book in any school library, for it shows the dangers of unfettered racism.” — School Library Connection 

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