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Red Maple Review: Real Justice: Fourteen & Sentenced to Death - The Story of Steven Truscott

Book CoverImagine you are 14 years old and accused of a murder you did not committ, with the punishment of death by hanging!  Real Justice: Fourteen & Sentenced to Death is the true story of Steven Truscott in 1959 and the continuation of his ordeal for the next 47 years as he tries to clear his name.  You will not be able to put this book down because of the injustice in this case.  The author, Bill Swan, has included dialogue from some of the original transcripts of the trial to show how Steven's innocence was twisted by the justice system.  This case is an important part of Canadian history and of the Canadian justice system.  His name was finally cleared in 2007.

This is one of 10 books nominated for the Red Maple Non-Fiction Award. Find them all here!