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Bodyguards!

From Gladiators to the Secret Service

by Ed Butts, illustrated by Scott Plumbe
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 7
tagged: law & crime

We might think of bodyguards as a modern concept, but they’ve been around since ancient times. The rich, the powerful, the famous, and the infamous have all placed their safety in the hands of bodyguards. From Caesar’s Praetorian Guard to Japanese samurai warriors to Wild West outlaws, bodyguards have played a vital role. They’ve even changed …

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Robbers!

True Stories of the World’s Most Notorious Thieves

by Andreas Schroeder, illustrated by Rémy Simard
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 7
tagged: law & crime

Determined to beat the odds, professional thieves spend their lives figuring out ingenious ways to steal other people’s possessions.

In ROBBERS! you’ll uncover the dirt on eight cunning master thieves, including: -Master-of-disguise Willie Sutton, who robbed banks in costume -D. B. Cooper, who hijacked a plane, demanded $200,000, and parachuted …

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Real Justice: Young, Innocent and In Prison

The story of Robert Baltovich

edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, social activists

At twenty-five, Rob Baltovich lost the love of his life, Elizabeth Bain. That was bad enough. Then he was arrested, jailed, sent to trial for murder, convicted, and sent to prison -- for life.

Throughout his years in prison, Rob maintained that he was innocent, refusing to admit to a crime he didn't commit. The result was he was never granted parole …

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Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death

The story of Steven Truscott

by Bill Swan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, social activists

At fourteen, Steve Truscott was a typical teenager in rural Ontario in the fifties, mainly concerned about going fishing, playing football, and racing bikes with his friends. One summer evening, his twelve-year-old classmate, Lynne Harper, asked for a lift to the nearby highway on his bicycle and Steve agreed. Unfortunately, that made Steve the las …

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Duped!

True Stories of the World's Best Swindlers

by Andreas Schroeder, illustrated by Rémy Simard
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 5
tagged: law & crime

As long as there have been people willing to believe the unbelievable, people have been duped. In the best storytelling tradition, readers can follow the tales of:

• How the Nazis planned to destroy the British economy during World War II by flooding the world with millions of fake British banknotes • How an infamous radio broadcast had American …

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