Monkey Town by Ronald Kidd
The Summer of the Scopes Trial

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After falling for her young teacher, 15-year-old student Frances Robinson finds herself in the middle of the biggest trial of the era when her teacher is arrested by her father for teaching evolution in the classroom. A fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes trial.

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Ronald Kidd is the author of the highly acclaimed Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial, as well as On Beale Street. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published January 24, 2006 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance, History. Fiction

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Nursing both a strong crush on handsome teacher/coach “Johnny” Scopes and a conviction that the sun rises and sets on her businessman father, Frances rides an emotional roller coaster as the trial—engineered by her father and some cronies as a publicity stunt, with the reluctant cooperation of Sc...

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So, when the ACLU seeks a teacher willing to test a law that bans the teaching of evolution, Robinson thinks of John Scopes, a young football and basketball coach who taught the chapter on evolution when he was a substitute teacher in science class.

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