Giveaway: TRELL (US & Canada)
Trell (US & Canada)
by: Dick Lehr
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Candlewick Press
About the Book:
From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man's false imprisonment for murder — and those who fought to free him.
On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a twelve-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and — wrongly — convicted of the crime. Dick Lehr, a former reporter for the Boston Globe’s famous Spotlight Team who investigated this case for the newspaper, now turns the story into Trell, a page-turning novel about the daughter of an imprisoned man who persuades a reporter and a lawyer to help her prove her father’s innocence. What pieces of evidence might have been overlooked? Can they manage to get to the truth before a dangerous character from the neighborhood gets to them?
About the Author:
Dick Lehr is the co-author, with Gerard O'Neill, of Black Mass, a New York Times bestseller about Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger, which was made into a film starring Johnny Depp. His most recent book is The Birth of a Movement, which Booklist deemed in a starred review "a remarkable look at the power of mass media and the nascent civil rights movement at a pivotal time in American history." The book was adapted into a PBS documentary that aired on the network's primetime show, Independent Lens, in February 2017. Dick Lehr is a former reporter for the Boston Globe and now teaches journalism at Boston University. He lives near Boston.
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The cover has a bit of a 60s vibe, and that makes sense graphic-arts-wise, 'cos the book is described as "gripping," although the book is set in the 1980s.
This book seems like it touches a lot of sensitive topics, and I find it very interesting! Very unique cover. It would definitely catch my eye in a bookstore.
the cover would make me pick it up from the shelf so I love it. I think this synopsis sounds suspenseful and emotional and I am excited to read this book.
I like the newspaper clippings in the book cover. This story sounds very interesting. I would like to know how this unfolds.