Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial (Hardcover)

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Description


The year is 1925, and the students of Dayton, Tennessee, are ready for a summer of fishing, swimming, some working, and drinking root beer floats at Robinson’s Drugstore. But when their science teacher, J. T. Scopes, is arrested for having taught Darwin’s theory of evolution in class, it seems it won’t be just any ordinary summer in Dayton.
As Scopes’ trial proceeds, the small town is faced with astonishing, nationwide publicity: reporters, lawyers, scientists, religious leaders, and tourists. But amidst the circus-like atmosphere is a threatening sense of tension–not only in the courtroom, but among even the strongest of friends. This compelling novel in poems chronicles a controversy with a profound impact on science and culture in America–and one that continues to this day.

About the Author


Jen Bryant teaches Children’s Literature at West Chester University and lives in Pennsylvania.

Praise for Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial…


Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2008:
“The colorful facts she retrieves, the personal story lines and the deft rhythm of the narrative are more than enough invitation to readers to ponder the issues she raises.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375840478
ISBN-13: 9780375840470
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 02/12/2008
Pages: 240
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 7th Grade


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