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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781466853416224 Pages, Ages 14-18
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.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, School Library Best Books of the Year, James Cook Book Award Honoree, Kansas State Reading Circle, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Rhode Island Children's Book Award ML, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy
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...