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From a Whisper To a Rallying Cry : The killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian American Movement / By Paula Yoo

Yoo, Paula, (Author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324002871
  • ISBN: 1324002875
  • Physical Description: ix, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company, 2021

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-362) and index
Formatted Contents Note:
"You don't know about Vincent Chin?" -- "The last time" -- "They keep their history very quiet" -- "It's not fair" -- "Are you gonna let him call you that?" -- Justice for Vincent Chin -- "In the spotlight" -- United States v. Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz -- "In the shadows" -- Beyond a reasonable doubt -- "I really don't want to talk about it" -- "Remember me always" -- "We need to talk about this" -- Afterword -- Timeline
Summary, etc.:
"A groundbreaking portrait of Vincent Chin and the murder case that took America's Asian American community to the streets in protest of injustice. America in 1982. Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting American autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti-Asian American sentiments simmer, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving Vincent Chin--a Chinese American man--beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson Michael Nitz. From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry is a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a $3,000 fine and three years' probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage in the Asian American community. This outrage galvanized the Asian American movement and paved the way for a new federal civil rights trial of the case. Extensively researched from court transcripts and interviews with key case witnesses--many speaking for the first time--Yoo has crafted a suspenseful, nuanced, and authoritative portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism"-- Provided by publisher
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18 Norton Young Readers
Subject: Chin, Vincent, -1982 > Juvenile Literature
Asian Americans > Civil rights > Juvenile Literature
Racism against Asians > Juvenile Literature 
Murder victims > United States > Juvenile Literature
Genre: Young adult nonfiction.
True crime stories.
Informational works.

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