Grateful American Kids

“Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys”

by Larry Dane Brimner

Age Range: 13 - 17 years

Larry Dane Brimner’s “Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice and the Fourteenth Amendment” (Calkins Press)

This chilling and harrowing account tells the story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African-American teenagers who, when riding the rails during the Great Depression, found their lives destroyed after two white women falsely accused them of rape. Award-winning author Larry Dane Brimner explains how it took more than eighty years for their wrongful convictions to be overturned.

“Honorable Mention” 2020 Grateful American Book Prize >