Item description for Getting Away with Murder (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) by Chris Crowe...
Overview When fourteen-year-old Emmett Till left Chicago to visit family in a small town in Mississippi and was soon murdered for whistling at a white woman, a series of events took place that changed the ways of the south and the nation forever.
The kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till is famous as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old Black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1955. Likely showing off to friends, Emmett allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River. The extreme violence of the crime put a national spotlight on the Jim Crow ways of the South, and many Americans-Black and white-were further outraged at the speedy trial of the white murderers. Although the two white men were tried and acquitted by an all-white jury, they later bragged publicly about the crime. It was a galvanizing moment for Black leaders and ordinary citizens, including such activists as Rosa Parks. In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of the crime, as well as the dramatic court trial, and places it into the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement.
With lively narrative and abundantly illustrated with forty fascinating contemporaneous photographs, this impressive work of nonfiction brings fresh insight to the case in a manner that will be accessible and eye-opening for teenagers and adults alike.
Awards and Recognitions Getting Away with Murder (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) by Chris Crowe has received the following awards and recognitions -
Rhode Island Teen Book Award - 2005 Nominee - Ages 12 & Up category
Jane Addams Children's Book Award - 2004 Honor Book - Books for Older Children category
Tayshas Reading - 2004-2005 Commended - Young Adult category
Citations And Professional Reviews Getting Away with Murder (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) by Chris Crowe has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 02/15/2003 page 1079
Publishers Weekly - 04/21/2003 page 64
School Library Journal - 05/01/2003 page 165
Voice of Youth Advocates - 06/01/2003 page 155
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 06/01/2003 page 395
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 400
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2003 page 17
SLJ's Best Books - 12/01/2003 page 45
ALA Best Books Young Adults - 03/15/2004 page 1280
Multicultural Review - 03/01/2004 page 104
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2004 page 15
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 400
School Library Journal - 10/01/2004
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 127
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 165
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 171
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 209
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date May 26, 2003
ISBN 0803728042 ISBN13 9780803728042 UPC 050553018991
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More About Chris Crowe
Chris Crowe has written several celebrated books for young people, including Mississippi Trial, 1955, which won the International Reading Association Young Adult Book Award, and Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case. Chris Crowe is a professor of English at Brigham Young University and lives in Provo, Utah. Mike Benny is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many prominent publications, including The New Yorker, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone. He has also illustrated several picture books, including Oh, Brother! by Nikki Grimes and The Listeners by Gloria Whelan. Mike Benny lives in Austin, Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Getting Away with Murder (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards))?
The Case That Changed America Mar 28, 2007
I do recommend this book because there is still racism in the United States of America today and many people need to stop because nobody wants to be insulted because of there race. The books plot was how people were treated back in the 1940's and 50's and gave me many reasons why not to be a racist. I would not like to read another book by Chris Crowe again because this book was extremely sad. This book is perfect for people that are trying to improve themselves and are trying to put themselves in someone else's shoes way back when.
GREAT BOOK!!! Dec 6, 2006
This book is a very good buy and very interesting read. This book follows a young boy named Emmett Till. This book is based on real facts and was considered the cause of the beggnining of the civil rights movement. This read will not only give you real facts and info, but will bring a tear to your eye and really think about what life was like during this time period.