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Real Justice: Guilty of Being Weird

The story of Guy Paul Morin

by Cynthia J. Faryon
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, prejudice & racism, social activists

At twenty-four, Guy Paul Morin was considered a bit strange. He still lived at home, drove his parents' car, kept bees in the backyard, and grew flowers to encourage the hives. He played the saxophone and clarinet in three bands and loved the swing music of the 1940s.

In the small Ontario town where he lived, this meant Guy Paul stood out. So when t …

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Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen

The story of David Milgaard

by Cynthia J. Faryon
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime

David Milgaard was a troubled kid, and he got into lots of trouble. Unfortunately, that made it easy for the Saskatoon police to brand him as a murderer. At seventeen, David Milgaard was arrested, jailed, and convicted for the rape and murder of a young nursing assistant, Gail Miller. He was sent to adult prison for life.

Throughout his twenty-three …

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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

edition: eBook
  • 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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