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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.
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
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...