- Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
- Format: Hardback | 212 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 226mm x 23mm | 318g
- Publication date: 5 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0805079505
- ISBN 13: 9780805079500
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: First.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 867,155
"No Choirboy "takes readers inside America's prisons, and allows inmates sentenced to death as teenagers to speak for themselves. In their own voices--raw and uncensored--they talk about their lives in prison, and share their thoughts and feelings about how they ended up there. Susan Kuklin also gets inside the system, exploring capital punishment itself and the intricacies and inequities of criminal justice in the United States. This is a searing, unforgettable read, and one that could change the way we think about crime and punishment. "No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Susan Kuklin is the author of nonfiction books for young adults and children. She is also a professional photographer whose photographs have appeared in "Time," "Newsweek," and "The New York Times." She and her husband live in New York City.