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Winner of the 2003 International Reading Association Award for Young Adult NovelAt 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.
In Mississippi in 1955, a sixteen-year-old finds himself at odds with his grandfather over issues surrounding the kidnapping and murder of a fourteen-year-old African American from Chicago.
Number of Pages: 231
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / United States / 20th Century, People + Places / United States / African-American, Family / General
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Teen
Author: Chris Crowe
Street Date: December 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5801