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The Sacco-Vanzetti Trial

Be the Judge/Be the Jury
Illustrator:John PalencarPublisher:StarWalk Kids Media
Target Age:12 - 14Grade:7 - 9
Pages:176Subject:Social Studies
Social Studies/Civil Rights
Social Studies/Law & Crime
Social Studies/History, U.S.
Narration:noLexile Level:850L
Series:Be the Judge Be the JuryGuided Reading Level:Z
Reading:RI.7.2 RI.8.6 RI.8.8Writing:W.8.1W.8.4W.7.9
Speaking and Listening:SL.8.2Language:L.7.4
AR Level:N/AAR Quiz:N/A


In 1920, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were accused of murdering two security guards during a robbery. Both men were Italian immigrants and self-proclaimed anarchists. Were these two men guilty, or were they the victims of prejudice? Readers can assume the role of judge and jury--and decide the fate of Sacco and Vanzetti.