The Justice Project
Based on two true stories of wrongful convictions, this short novel with a simple plot follows Matt, a superstar football player. He has lost his football scholarship because of an injury and takes a summer job with The Justice Project. He embarks on an adventure to find evidence and free the wrongfully accused man. Suitable for senior secondary readers, the book lends itself to further research on the death penalty, wrongful convictions, and true crime investigations. The story may encourage students to explore similar criminal conviction cases through autobiographies or biographies.
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English Language Arts