Home Catalog Audiobooks Good Kids, Bad City


Good Kids, Bad City

A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Good Kids, Bad City

Additional Resources

PDF Sellsheet

Good Kids, Bad City

Good Kids, Bad City

A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Audio CD

02/12/2019

9 Audio CD

664 minutes

9781974930876

Audio Library Digital

02/12/2019

664 minutes

9781974930890

Audio Retail Digital

02/12/2019

664 minutes

9781974930906

Audio MP3 CD

02/12/2019

2 Audio MP3 CD

664 minutes

9781974930913

Playaway

02/12/2019

664 minutes

9781974930920

Description:

In the early 1970s, three African-American men?Wiley Bridgeman, Kwame Ajamu, and Rickey Jackson?were accused and convicted of the brutal robbery and murder of a man outside of a convenience store in Cleveland, Ohio. The prosecution’s case, which resulted in a combined 106 years in prison for the three men, rested on the more-than-questionable testimony of a pre-teen, Ed Vernon. The actual murderer was never found. Almost four decades later, Vernon recanted his testimony, and Wiley, Kwame, and Rickey were released. But while their exoneration may have ended one of American history’s most disgraceful miscarriages of justice, the corruption and decay of the city responsible for their imprisonment remain on trial. Interweaving the dramatic details of the case with Cleveland’s history?one that, to this day, is fraught with systemic discrimination and racial tension?Swenson reveals how this outrage occurred and why. Good Kids, Bad City is a work of astonishing empathy and insight: an immersive exploration of race in America, the struggling Midwest, and how lost lives can be recovered.

Quotes:

"""[A] vivid, extensively researched debut...Cinematically written, this powerful tragedy of racial injustice and urban dysfunction will make readers question the idea that America can promise 'justice for all.", Publishers Weekly

Related Titles:


Audiobook

Life on the Edge

Johnjoe McFadden

Audiobook

The Mother-Daughter Book C…

Heather Vogel Frederick

Audiobook

Pro-Voice

Aspen Baker

Audiobook

When Money Talks

Derek Cressman

Audiobook

Walk Out Walk On

Margaret J. Wheatley

Audiobook

Tell the Wind and Fire

Sarah Rees Brennan