The Trial

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The Trial

By Jennifer Bryant

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440419860, 169pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2005

"Imagine you are Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of murdering the son of the most famous man in America.
In a compelling, immediate voice, 12-year-old Katie Leigh Flynn takes us inside the courtroom of the most widely publicized criminal case of the 20th century: the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son. And in doing so, she reveals the real-life figures of the trial the accused, the lawyers, the grieving parents and the many faces of justice.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Jen Bryant teaches Children's Literature at West Chester University. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. She is currently at work on her next novel, which will be published by Knopf in 2008.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

Praise For The Trial

“As Katie says, ‘When a man’s on trial for his life/isn’t every word important?’ Bryant shows why with art and humanity. Extraordinary.”
–Michael Cart, Booklist, Starred