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Murder in Mississippi

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

It was the Freedom Summer of 1964. Civil rights workers Mickey Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were driving through rural Mississippi. When a police cruiser flashed its lights behind them, they hesitated. Were these law-abiding officers or members of the Ku Klux Klan? Should they pull over or try to outrun their pursuers? The last day in the lives of these courageous young men is relived in this gripping story.

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978-0-7613-3956-4
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978-0-7613-5921-0
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2010-01-01
BISACS JUV016150
Dewey 323.092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135427
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

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“In this short, gripping book, the authors juxtapose chapters that are fictional, centering on this tense decision, with chapters that explain the background of the segregated South and the civil-rights movement. The photo-realist style of the full-color illustrations ratchets up the tension.”
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Illustrator: Craig Orback

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.

Author: Rhody Cohon

Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon have written and published more than twenty-three books. In addition to their award winning creative chapter book series entitled Blast To The Past, they have also written junior movie tie-in novels for summer blockbuster films including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Stacia lives in Irvine, California with her three children. Rhody lives in Tucson with her three kids.

Author: Stacia Deutsch

Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon have written and published more than twenty-three books. In addition to their award winning creative chapter book series entitled Blast To The Past, they have also written junior movie tie-in novels for summer blockbuster films including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Stacia lives in Irvine, California with her three children. Rhody lives in Tucson with her three kids.