“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Witches! – informational text
Bibliographic information: written by Rosalyn Schanzer, published by National Geographic, c. 2011
Synopsis: This award winning book describes the 1692 Salem witch hunts and trials. What began as a suspicious accusation against two girls turned into hysteria and tragedy in Massachusetts. Schanzer explains the events of the times, people involved, and what led to such atrocious actions.
Raltionale for classroom use: Paired with early American history, this book takes a closer look the causes and events behind the Salem witch trials.
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