The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

Sarah Miller


Here’s middle-grade nonfiction that reads like a mystery. With homicide, courtroom battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the tale of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and ideal for the typical Core.
 
Lizzie Borden took an awl, gave her mom 40 whacks. whilst she observed what she had performed, she gave her father forty-one.
 
In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers alongside as she investigates a brutal crime: the August four, 1892, murders of rich and renowned Andrew and Abby Borden. The accused? Mild-mannered and hugely revered Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. such a lot of what's recognized approximately Lizzie’s arrest and next trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper experiences; as Miller types truth from fiction, and as a felony conflict will get lower than approach, a gripping portrait of a lady and a city emerges.
 
With inserts that includes interval images and newspaper clippings—and, certain, photographs from the homicide scene—readers will eat this nonfiction booklet that reads like fiction.

"Sure to be a success with precise crime fanatics everywhere." —School Library Journal, Starred

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