Katie van Langen's Reviews > Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

Getting Away with Murder by Chris Crowe
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Apr 27, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult

Getting Away with Murder is a shocking, true story that opened my eyes to the catalyst for the civil rights movement. This small book is about the murder of the young African American boy Emmitt Till. Crowe's brilliant writing skills and extensive research brings Emmitt's story to a new generation of young adult readers.
When I finish reading this book I felt robbed. Not because of the injustice of Emmitt's murder but because I never once heard about this case before! Not in school or any where, not even my parents knew too much about it. I was so shocked and angry because this case is an important part of American history and the civil rights movement and I never once heard a word about it.
I highly recommend this book to young and old alike. It will truly open you eyes and increase your compassion.

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