Cheryl's Reviews > Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial

Ringside, 1925 by Jennifer Fisher Bryant
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Nov 29, 09

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bookshelves: young-adult, historical-fiction
Read in November, 2009

A very engaging intro to the Scopes trial, from multiple (fictional) points of view, showing how a rural community in 1925 would have been impacted by such an influx of reporters, lawyers, and "experts" for a week. Written in a verse-type format, reads very quickly, and helps sort out the major players while keeping you interested in the local folks personal lives.

Don't expect that multiple views means you'll see the controversy from many sides. The religious fanatics are portrayed as just that. The author obviously feels that science and religion can be compatible.

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