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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Free Spirit Publishing
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
They meet Adam, who makes a threat in school; Erica, who assaults another student and uses marijuana; and more young people who commit crimes and are caught. Like a judge, readers learn each teens background, the relevant facts, and the sentencing options available. After deciding on a sentence, they find out what really happenedand where each offender is today.
Along the way, readers learn Judge Jacobs concerns about each case, reflect on probing questions, and discover that they cant jump to conclusions. Teens (and teachers) who want more can find role-playing ideas and scenarios related to the stories available as free downloads here on the Free Spirit Web site.
Thought-provoking and eye-opening, this book is for all teens who want to know more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that pertain to them and their peers.
"Very relevant...will strike a chord with adolescent readers."Childrens Literature
"Ideal for class discussion.... An excellent resource for mock trial preparation."Voice of Youth Advocates
ALA/YALSA "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults", Selected
ForeWord Book of the Year Awards Finalist, ForeWord Magazine