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A Salem Witch
by Ednah Clarke
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5–8—An unusual format brings a fresh angle to this historical event. Elizabeth and George live in 1692 Salem. When teen girls suddenly start claiming that they have been possessed by townspeople who are witches, the two friends are not sure what to believe, and their opinions diverge as the community puts the women on trial. Elizabeth and her family believe that the women are innocent, whereas George's father is vehement in his condemnation of the accused, and his son begins to be persuaded as well. The ultimate test of their friendship comes when Elizabeth herself is targeted. The opportunity to read Elizabeth's side of the story first and then flip the book over to read George's fleshes out the characters and gives them distinct voices. This book demonstrates that there is often more than one version of history.—Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH
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School Library Journal : An unusual format brings a fresh angle to this historical event. . . . The opportunity to read Elizabeth's side of the story first and then flip the book over to read George's fleshes out the characters and gives them distinct voices. This book demonstrates that there is often more than one version of history.
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About the Author
Patricia Hermes has written several award-winning titles in the successful My America historical fiction series. Pat Hermes lives in Melville, Connecticut.
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