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    Description"Racism, murder, and injustice wreak havoc in a frontier town." "Without a word, Father pulled me up behind him into the saddle. I kept my face buried in his back so I wouldn't have to see Louie Sam again. But I saw him in my mind, anyway. I will see him there forever." Between 1882 and 1968 there were 4,742 lynchings in the United States. In Canada during the same period there was one--the hanging of American Indian Louie Sam. The year is 1884, and 15-year-old George Gillies lives in the Washington Territory, near the border with British Columbia. In this newly settled land, white immigrants have an uneasy relationship with the Native Indians. When George and his siblings discover the murdered body of a local white man, suspicion immediately falls on a young Indian named Louie Sam. George and his best friend, Pete, follow a lynch mob north into Canada, where the terrified boy is seized and hung. But even before the deed is done, George begins to have doubts. Louie Sam was a boy, only 14--could he really be a vicious murderer? Were the mob leaders motivated by justice, or were they hiding their own guilt? As George uncovers the truth--implicating Pete's father and other prominent locals--tensions in the town rise, and he must face his own part in the tragedy. But standing up for justice has devastating consequences for George and his family. Inspired by the true story of the lynching, recently acknowledged as a historical injustice by Washington State, this powerful novel offers a stark depiction of historical racism and the harshness of settler life. The story will provoke readers to reflect on the dangers of mob mentality and the importance of speaking up for what's right.


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    Title
    The Lynching of Louie Sam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781554514380
    ISBN 10: 155451438X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
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    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016140
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV016180
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.2.0.0
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    LC classification: PZ7.S848796 LY 2012
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    Thema V1.0: YFT
    Publisher
    ANNICK PRESS
    Imprint name
    ANNICK PRESS
    Publication date
    21 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Stewart's writing credits for film, television, and the Internet include the TV movie "Luna: Spirit of the Whale" (2007) and the series "Falcon Beach," "Edgemont," and "The Adventures of Shirley Holmes." This is her first novel. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Review quote
    Stewart's experience as a screenwriter enables her to create vivid characters and effective dialogue.--Patricia Jeremy"Resource Links" (12/01/2012)