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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary—in his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092

Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong: The Story of Kyle Unger

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

On the night of June 23, 1990, teenage friends Kyle Unger and John Beckett made a last-minute decision to attend a music festival near Roseisle, Manitoba. They were loners, not the popular… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The story of Donald Marshall Jr.

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

When a black teen was murdered in a Sydney, Cape Breton park late one night, his young companion, Donald Marshall Jr., became a prime suspect. Sydney police coached two teens to testify… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death: The story of Steven Truscott

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Guilty of Being Weird: The story of Guy Paul Morin

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black: The Story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

Rubin Carter was in and out of reformatories and prisons from the age of twelve. At twenty-four, he became a winning professional boxer and was turning his life around. But Carter was also… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen: The story of David Milgaard

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Young, Innocent and In Prison: The story of Robert Baltovich

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 340

Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X

We love to root for the underdog, and when it comes to underdogs, few are more impressive than the world’s great revolutionaries.After all, it’s pretty hard to find a more powerful opponent… Read More →

Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

A powerful collection of poems, essays, letters, and interviews written by a diverse group of adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. This anthology is a valuable… Read More →