TRELL -- a gripping YA novel based on the true story of a teenage girl’s murder — and a young father’s false imprisonment for the crime
Trell by Dick Lehr (2017, Candlewick Press; 320 pages)
On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a fourteen-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 writer for The Boston Globe's Spotlight team -- who worked on this story three decades ago -- writes the fascinating account of a teen who's father has been wrongfully incarcerated. Based on true events, the story, though directed towards a younger audience, has a thoroughly intriguing plot that draws the reader in.
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