Wishlist Wednesday: Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials by Marc Aronson

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Witch-Hunt Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials Marc AronsonWitch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials by Marc Aronson

Details: Paperback, 288 pages
Published: August 1st 2005 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. In a plain meetinghouse a woman stands before her judges. The accusers, girls and young women, are fervent and overexcited. The accused is a poor, unpopular woman who had her first child before she was married. As the trial proceeds the girls begin to wail, tear their clothing, and scream that the woman is hurting them. Some of them expose wounds to the horrified onlookers, holding out the pins that have stabbed them — pins that appeared as if by magic. Are they acting or are they really tormented by an unseen evil? Whatever the cause, the nightmare has begun: The witch trials will eventually claim twenty-five lives, shatter the community, and forever shape the American social conscience.

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