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Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial


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ISBN13: 9781416949213
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The year is 1925 and Dayton, Tennessee, is the hottest and the sleepiest place on earth. That is, until the day fifteen-year-old Frances Robinson's dad has John Scopes arrested for teaching evolutionary theory in schools. Overnight, the world's most famous thinkers are flocking to Dayton to ask, "Are people really descended from monkeys?"

Suddenly everything Frances has ever believed about the world, her father, and truth seems like a lie. And worst of all, Johnny Scopes, her secret crush, is crumbling right beside her.


The author of "Sizzle & Splat" takes readers back in time to 1925 to the famous Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee. This novel unfolds from the point of view of a 15-year-old girl, a student of John Scopes.

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Ronald Kidd is the author of the highly acclaimed Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial, as well as On Beale Street. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, March 7, 2009 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
15-year old Frances Robinson is in love with 24-year old high school teacher John T. Scopes. Scopes is kind, but treats her like a kid sister. Her world begins to unravel when her father, owner of Robinson's Drugs, convinces Scopes to be "arrested" and tried for teaching evolution in school. Well-written coming of age novel dealing with some serious topics: evolution vs. creation, the existence of God, and truth vs. lies. Children through adults will thoroughly enjoy this book.
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The Summer of the Scopes Trial
Kidd, Ronald
Simon Pulse
People & Places - United States
Love & Romance
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Social Issues - General
Fathers and daughters
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
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7 x 4.1875 in
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