In April 1912 in Hampton, Virginia, white eighteen-year-old reporter Charles Mears covers his first murder case, a trial that roiled racial tensions. An uneducated African American girl, Virginia Christian, was tried for killing her white employer. Virgie died in the electric chair one day after her seventeenth birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history. Written by Ross Howell, Jr. and released in February 2016, this work of fiction is based on an actual case and the primary characters were real people. See his website for more information about the book.
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Donated by Gail Warren