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

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

Susan Kuklin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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.

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

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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...

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

“This powerful book should be explored and discussed in high schools all across our country.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“A searing and provocative account that will touch teens' most fundamental beliefs and questions about violence, punishment, our legal and prison systems, and human rights.” —Booklist

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About the author

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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