Mississippi Trial, 1955
Chris Crowe (A) and Tim Okamura (ILT)
List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - Fictionalized True Story / Emmett Till - 2002)
Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old black teenager from Chicago, was unused to the mores of the segregated South. While visiting his uncle in the summer of 1955, he allegedly made flirtatious remarks to a white woman. A few days later Emmett was kidnapped and brutally murdered. Although the white murderers were tried and acquitted, they later bragged publicly about the crime. Mississippi Trial, 1955 is a gripping, fictionalized account of this infamous event, which prompted a national outcry at the time, and served as one of the triggers for the Civil Rights Movement.
Told through the eyes of a white teenage boy, this book describes the boy's series of revelations about his family and other people of the town, and he forms a clearer view of the evils of racism, and the values he hopes to live up to. Will get readers thinking. (240 pgs) Ages 9-12"Grade Level: 7 - 9
Lexile Measure: 0870
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces