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Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

By James L Swanson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545723336 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.83" x 8.52" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545723343 Ebook
384 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by New York Times bestselling author, James L. Swanson.

In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights — with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre racist prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.

Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.

Over 80 photographs, captions, bibliography, various source notes, and index included.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for "The President Has Been Shot!": The Assasination of John F. Kennedy:

A YALSA-ALA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award Finalist

"Archival photographs, explicit diagrams of the assassination scene, source notes, and a bibliography that includes conspiracy-focused literature add further value to this strong addition to Kennedy titles." — Booklist

"Swanson brings the same immediacy and thrillerlike tension he achieved in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer to this harrowing account of the Kennedy assassination."— Publishers Weekly

Praise for Chasing Lincoln's Killer:

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Booklist Notable Children's Book

* "The YA version of Swanson's bestselling Manhunt, this account of Lincoln's assassination and the twelve-day search for his killer reads like a historical thriller. . . . Abundant period photographs and documents enhance the book's immediacy."— Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "It is a tale of intrigue and an engrossing mystery. With the approaching bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this is a most welcome addition to all libraries."— School Library Journal, starred review