The Trial of the Century as Witnessed by a Teen ; A Teen Novel Revisits the Scopes Monkey Trial
Zipp, Yvonne, The Christian Science Monitor
Tennessee teen Frances Robinson has a crush on a teacher. This wouldn't be newsworthy, except that the teacher in question is John Scopes. It's the summer of 1925, and the people of Dayton have just drafted the football coach to appear as defendant in "The trial of the century."
Everyone who's read or seen "Inherit the Wind," knows what happens next, but that won't stop young readers from enjoying Monkey Town. With debates on the teaching of evolution raging from Kansas to Pennsylvania, it's not surprising that books such as the well- received new biography of William Jennings Bryan and "Monkey Town" are appearing on store shelves.
What is pleasantly shocking is …
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Publication information: Article title: The Trial of the Century as Witnessed by a Teen ; A Teen Novel Revisits the Scopes Monkey Trial. Contributors: Zipp, Yvonne - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 14, 2006. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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