The Lynching Of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam Book Cover In 1884, in Washington Territory just miles from the British Columbia border, 15-year-old George Gillies and his siblings discover a local white settler murdered.  Suspicion falls on 14-year-old Louie Sam, a member of the Stó:lo tribe. George and his friend Pete secretly follow a lynch mob into Canada, where Louie Sam is seized and hanged.  But, George and his father have doubts about Louie Sam’s guilt.  Based on the only recorded lynching to occur on Canadian soil, this is a gripping story about racism, injustice, mob mentality, and discrimination.  A final note provides historical facts. mjw
Title: The Lynching Of Louie Sam
Author: Elizabeth Stewart
: Annick Press, Toronto
: 2012
Original language
: English
: 978-1-55451-438-0
Paperback pages
: 288
Age range
: 12 up
: Historical fiction
Book setting
: British Columbia, Canada
Author’s ethnicity
: Canadian
Author’s residence
: Canada
: 2013 Notable Books forA Global Society, 2103 Best Books for Kids and Teens – Canadian Children’s Book Center
: British Columbia, Decision making, Historical fiction, Justice, Mystery, Native peoples, Racism

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