Sacco, Vanzetti & the End of the American Dream
From John Florio and Emmy Award-winning writer Ouisie Shapiro comes a monumental YA nonfiction book about the heartbreaking case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants who were wrongfully executed for murder.
In the early 1920s, a Red Scare gripped America. Many of those targeted were Italians, Eastern Europeans, and other immigrants.
When an armed robbery resulting in the death of two people broke headlines in Massachusetts, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti—both Italian immigrants—were quick to be accused.
A heated trial ensued, but through it all, the two men maintained their innocence. The controversial case quickly rippled past borders as it became increasingly clear that Sacco and Vanzetti were fated for a death sentence. Protests sprang up around the world to fight for their lives.
Learn the tragic history we dare not repeat in Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti, and the End of the American Dream, an action-packed, fast-paced nonfiction book filled with issues that still resonate today.
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250621931, 208pp.
Publication Date: January 24, 2023
About the Author
Ouisie Shapiro is the author of War in the Ring, One Nation Under Baseball, and One Punch from the Promised Land. She's written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, and ESPN. Shapiro is also a six-time Emmy-award winning writer of television documentaries. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband.