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Simeon's story : an eyewitness account of the kidnapping of Emmett Till

Author: Simeon Wright; Jonathan Hahn; Herb Boyd; Lawrence Hill Books.; Chicago Review Press.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2010
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the 1955 kidnapping and murder of teenage Emmett Till as remembered by his cousin, sharing descriptions of life in period Mississippi and how the ensuing murder trial became a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simeon Wright; Jonathan Hahn; Herb Boyd; Lawrence Hill Books.; Chicago Review Press.
ISBN: 9781556527838 1556527837 9781569768198 1569768196
OCLC Number: 368037283
Notes: Includes index.
"Interior design: Jonathan Hahn ; an imprint of Chicago Review Press, Incorporated"--t.p. verso.
Awards: Carter G. Woodson Honor.
Target Audience: Grades 6-10 (School Library Journal)
Description: xvi, 144 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Life in Mississippi --
My family --
At home with Mom and Dad --
The abduction --
The trial --
Fear and flight --
In Argo --
Reopening the case and exhuming the body --
Bobo on my mind --
Epilogue. The Till Bill --
Appendix. Lies, myths, and distortions.
Responsibility: Simeon Wright ; with Herb Boyd.
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Explains Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder, a grotesque crime in a Southern backwater that became the catalyst for the civil rights movement.  Read more...

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"Wright's story is chilling, and his honest account will hook readers from the beginning." --"School Library Journal"

 
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Witness to Civil Rights Murder

by elfgreen (WorldCat user published 2010-06-01) Very Good Permalink

Four months before Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus, Emmett Till’s murder contributed to the Civil Rights Movement....
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