|Reading Level (Conceptual):||Children 12 and up |
|Reading Level (Vocabulary):||Children 8 and up |
|Year of publication:||1954 |
I think this play is amazing. It focuses on twelve men on jury duty who are deciding whether a teenager is guilty of killing his father. The jurors must unanimously rule "guilty" or "there is a reasonable doubt." All of the jurors are white, fairly privileged.
The play stresses that whether he's guilty or not, everyone has the right to a fair trial. The writing is really strong, and I like how the whole plot surrounds so many unknowns...
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