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The Lynching of Louie Sam

by Elizabeth Stewart

tagged: 19th century
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published: Sep 2012
ISBN:9781554514397
publisher: Annick Press
About the Author
Elizabeth Stewart writes for film, television, and the internet. Her novel, The Lynching of Louie Sam, received much acclaim, including the International Reading Association's Notable Books for a Global Society 2013 award. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
11 to 15
Grade:
12 to 17
Editorial Reviews

“... a chilling, captivating novel about an innocent scapegoat, a searing injustice and the far-reaching damage secrets and lies do.”—Canadian Children’s Book News, 11/12


“It’s one of the most powerful books I’ve read in years.”—Ken Setterington, The Next Chapter, CBC Radio, 12/08/12


“Readers will ... be held by the mystery right up until the end.”—Booklist, 12/12


“This novel is a powerful fictionalization of a poignant story.”—Library Media Connection, 04/01/13


“Stewart’s experience as a screen-writer enables her to create vivid characters and effective dialogue.”—Resource Links, 12/12


“...the way the different characters react to the pressures of a complex situation helps us understand more about human nature, which should allow us to be more critical about our own actions.”—ALAN (Assembly for Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE), 05/14/13


“This fine book serves to underline the need to not let color influence the process of equity and fairness.”—The Muskokan, 07/05/13


“... Stewart draws readers into the characters’ lives... This book would be a wonderful addition in libraries and classes that focus on issues and themes in American literature or American history...”—VOYA, 10/12


“... a compelling young adult novel ... important themes are deftly developed; the tone never becomes preachy or pedantic ... will appeal to teachers ... perfect for the senior high school library.” —The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature, 02/13


“Congratulations to Elizabeth Stewart for recognizing the story’s importance, and for presenting it so well. Highly recommended.”—CM Reviews, 09/12


“The plot moves quickly and should interest many readers, even those not usually drawn to historical fiction.”—School Library Journal, 09/12

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