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New York : Knopf, 2004.
The trial of the century is
about to begin and Katie Leigh is right in the middle of it. So often
she has complained about how boring her town is. But now all that
is about to change. The trial of the man accused of kidnapping and
murdering the son of Charles Lindbergh will be taking place in Katie Leigh's
small town. And Katie Leigh will be in the court room watching.
Others may be caught up in the rise of Adolph Hitler in Germany or the
homelessness caused by the depression in America, but for the residents
of Flemington, New Jersey, ther trial is all that's important.
A famous trial during the Great
Depression brings a shocking piece of history to readers through the eyes
of 12-year-old Katie Leigh Flynn who assists her uncle by taking notes
for him in the courtroom. Is Bruno Hauptmann really guilty of kidnapping
the baby of pilot Charles Lindbergh? How differently from today did the
media treat the suspect and their coverage of this event? Facts of the
kidnapping and the trial as well as a re-creation of the Depression Era
are presented in a series of free-verse poems, causing readers to question
their own ideas of truth and justice. Black-eyed
Susan Award nominee 2005-2006
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 -- Trials, litigation,
etc. -- Fiction.
Trials (Kidnapping) -- Fiction.
Flemington (N.J.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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