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publisher: Annick Press

The Lynching of Louie Sam

by Elizabeth Stewart

tagged: 19th century, prejudice & racism, post-confederation (1867-)
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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
published: Sep 2012
pages: 288
ISBN:9781554514380
publisher: Annick Press
About the Author
Elizabeth Stewart is a freelance writer and editor for film, television, and the Internet. This is her first novel. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
17 to 18
Grade:
12
Editorial Reviews

“The plot moves quickly and should interest many readers, even those not usually drawn to historical fiction.”

— School Library Journal, 09/12

“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

“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

“Stewart’s experience as a screen-writer enables her to create vivid characters and effective dialogue.”

— Resource Links, 12/12

“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

“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

“Readers will . . . be held by the mystery right up until the end.”

— Booklist, 12/12

“Congratulations to Elizabeth Stewart for recognizing the story’s importance, and for presenting it so well. Highly recommended.”

— CM Reviews, 09/12

“It’s one of the most powerful books I’ve read in years.”

— Ken Setterington, The Next Chapter, CBC Radio, 12/08/12

“This novel is a powerful fictionalization of a poignant story.”

— Library Media Connection, 04/01/13