Chasing King’s Killer by James L. Swanson audiobook

Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

By James L. Swanson
Read by Kim Staunton

Scholastic Audio Books, Scholastic Inc 9780545723336
5.68 Hours Unabridged
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A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year * "[James L. Swanson's] masterful work... reveals, in gripping style, how one individual can impact history." --Booklist, starred review In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights -- with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King's life. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic MG/YA books Chasing LIncoln's Killer and "THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!", Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

An ALA Top Book for the Year for Young Adults

A Booklist Best Book of the Year

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year

* "[James L. Swanson's] masterful work... reveals, in gripping style, how one individual can impact history." --Booklist, starred review


In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights -- with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.

As he did in his bestselling Scholastic MG/YA books Chasing LIncoln's Killer and "THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!", Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* "An absorbing chronicle of the lead-up to and aftermath of the assassination of an American leader... Riveting. Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Detailed, well-organized, and vividly illustrated.... A top pick for YA history collections. School Library Journal, starred review
* "Page-turning nonfiction that captures the tenor of the times with meticulous research and a trove of photographs. Exhaustive, exemplary backmatter further enhances the text. An important contribution to the understanding of a complex period in United States history that still reverberates today. Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "....[James L. Swanson's] masterful work, akin to [his] previous success,Chasing Lincoln's Killer... takes on thriller pacing as it portrays, in alternating segments, King's ceaseless work with Ray's escape from prison and eventual plot to assassinate King.... This immersive history reveals, in gripping style, how one individual can impact history. Booklist, starred review
This new title is a smash hit.... [Swanson's] action-packed pages are captivating.... I would hand this to any reader-from the seasoned to the reluctant. There is something in this book for everyone. School Library Connection
A must-purchase for library collections. VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: James L. Swanson

Author Bio: James L. Swanson

James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award–winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. Swanson was born on Lincoln’s birthday.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.68
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English