Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

Chris Crowe (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 and the lasting impact of his death.

The kidnapping and violent murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 was and is a uniquely American tragedy. Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was visiting family in a small town in Mississippi, when he allegedly whistled at a white woman. Three days later, his brutally beaten body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River.

In clear, vivid detail Chris Crowe investigates the before-and-aftermath of Till's murder, as well as the dramatic trial and speedy acquittal of his white murderers, situating both in the context of the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Newly reissued with 16 pages of additional material—including recently uncovered details about Till's accuser's testimony—this book grants eye-opening insight to the legacy of Emmett Till.

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SKU 117277
ISBN 9780451478726
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1210L
Guided Reading Level Z+
Page Count 144
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Young Adult Nonfiction
Primary Contributor Chris Crowe
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Penguin Random House