Friday, September 21, 2012

Children's Book Review: Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem



Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
Rosalyn Schanzer

This is a nonfiction, multiple award-winning account of the "disaster" in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1600s. No new ground is opened, but the text explains the events and consequences in a clear, nuanced account. The author doesn't spend any time blaming the girls or the religion of the participants, but she does not spare her disdain of the judicial system that allowed this "disaster."

Lynn Carpenter
Five Points West Library

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