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Real Justice: Young, Innocent and In Prison

The Story of Robert Baltovich

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

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. Finally, his luck began to turn when he hired new lawyers who believed in him. Not only did they get Rob acquitted, they also made a strong case that the real murderer was the infamous serial killer Paul Bernardo.

Author Jeff Mitchell tells much of the story in Baltovich’s own words. In this book, young readers will discover how this tragic miscarriage of justice happened—and how the legal system can right its own wrongs when lawyers and judges are willing to re-examine a case with fresh eyes.

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978-1-4594-0078-8
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$12.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2012
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS YAN006120, YAN051000, YAN031000
Dewey 340
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 810
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Author: Jeff Mitchell

Jeff Mitchell is an award-winning journalist with more than twenty-five years experience covering crime and justice issues. He lives in the village of Bethany, Ontario with his family.

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Lorimer Real Justice

True stories of wrongfully convicted youths who eventually clear their names. These high/low biographies feature compelling storylines, a readable page layout, photos, a glossary and a timeline to appeal to reluctant readers. They are perfect for sparking meaningful discussions on… View available downloads →