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An unspeakable crime : the prosecution and persecution of Leo Frank / Elaine Marie Alphin.

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  • ISBN: 9780822589440 (reinforced)
  • ISBN: 0822589443 (reinforced)
  • Physical Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2010]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146) and index.
Summary, etc.:
In 1913, thirteen-year-old pencil factory worker Mary Phagan was found murdered at her workplace in Atlanta, Georgia. One targeted suspect was Jewish factory superintendent Leo Frank. All of the inborn prejudice against Jews rose up in a feeling of satisfaction, that here would be a victim worthy to pay for the crime. Though the case was mishandled at every turn, Leo Frank was convicted. But did he commit the crime?
Target Audience Note:
1210L Lexile
Awards Note:
Carter G. Woodson Award, 2011.
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Phagan, Mary, -1913 > Juvenile literature.
Frank, Leo, 1884-1915 > Juvenile literature.
Phagan, Mary, -1913.
Frank, Leo, 1884-1915.
Young adults.
Murder > Georgia > Atlanta > Case studies > Juvenile literature.
Trials (Murder) > Georgia > Atlanta > Juvenile literature.
Lynching > Georgia > Atlanta > Case studies > Juvenile literature.
Murder > Georgia > Atlanta > Case studies.
Trials (Murder) > Georgia > Atlanta.
Lynching > Georgia > Atlanta > Case studies.

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