No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row

Susan Kuklin

Henry Holt and Co.

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No Choirboy takes readers inside America’s prisons, and allows inmates sentenced to death as teenagers to speak for themselves. In their own voices—raw and uncensored—they talk about their lives in prison, and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there. Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself and the intricacies and inequities of criminal justice in the United States.

This is a searing, unforgettable read, and one that could change the way we think about crime and punishment.
 
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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No Choirboy

Decatur, Alabama,

August 12, 1993

Kevin Gardner was not home, even though it was way past his ­eleven-­o’clock curfew. Kevin was a good kid, and it was unusual for him to stay out late without calling to let his parents know where he was. When he didn’t show up the next morning, his father called the police.

That same night a police officer had received a dispatch to meet some individuals at Cedar Lake. They had discovered a body. It was Kevin’s.

Before long, the focus of the investigation turned to Kevin’s friend Roy

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Susan Kuklin

Susan Kuklin is the author of nonfiction books for young adults and children. She is also a professional photographer whose photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She and her husband live in New York City.

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Susan Kuklin

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, James Cook Book Award Honoree, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Kansas State Reading Circle, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2013
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ISBN: 9781466853416
ISBN10: 1466853417
Young Adult Nonfiction224 pages, Black-and-white photographs
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 13
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805079500
ISBN10: 0805079505
Young Adult Nonfiction
6 x 9 inches, 224 pages, Black-and-white photographs
Age Range: 14 to 18
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