The Trial
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The Trial
(verse novel)
written by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Leigh Wells
Knopf, 2004
ISBN 978-0375827525 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-0440419860 (paperback)

Imagine you are Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of murdering the son of the most famous man in America.

In a compelling, immediate voice, 12-year-old Katie Leigh Flynn takes us inside the courtroom of the most widely publicized criminal case of the 20th century: the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby son. And in doing so, she reveals the real-life figures of the trial—the accused, the lawyers, the grieving parents—and the many faces of justice.

Awards
Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2004
Booklist, starred review
Borders Original Voices, Spring 2004
Junior Library Guild Selection 2004
Virginia Young Readers Choice Award Master List, 2006-2007

Resources
  Guide for the Lindbergh play “Baby Case” (excellent!)
  Jen recommends this NEW Lindbergh case book.
  Major Players, evidence, and more
  Random House has a teacher's guide available for you to download.
  Random House booktalk for your use

 


 

 

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