Summary: The Innocent Man

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Harleen Shahi
Non-Fiction Annotated Bibliography

Crime and Punishment:

Grisham, John. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. N.p. Bantam Books, 2014. Print

This book is about a player named Ron Williamson who gets chosen to play for a major league. Many years later, he returns to his hometown due to an injured arm, as well as bad habits such as drinking and drugs. A waitress named Debra was raped and murdered, but the police were unable to solve this case for many years. They believed that Ron and his friend were responsible for her death which is why they were arrested and charged with capital murder. Although, there was no valid evidence, Ron was sent to death row. This book relates to crime and punishment because Ron
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The author provides guidelines on thinking constitutionally about recent headlines and he explains what is wrong with presidential dynasties. Furthermore, he suggests ways to improve the governments such as ways to reform the Supreme Court. This is related to the theme of rights and freedoms because this book is about the constitution which lists the citizen’s rights and freedoms. I believe this book will be highly educational and the reader will be able to better understand America’s constitution after reading this…show more content…
In Iran, artistic expression was restricted and fundamentalists seized hold of the universities. The group members would take a huge risk of reading forbidden books which displayed the liberating power of literature. This book is related to the theme of rights and freedoms because the public did not have the right to express themselves and they were not able to do simple tasks such as read books. The freedom of the citizens was highly restricted which led the group members to rebel against the government and make a secretive reading club. I believe this book will be very interesting because the book is based on a community which has very different rights and freedoms than western countries and I will be able to learn more about their living circumstances.

Yousafzai, Malala, and Patricia McCormick. I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood up for Education and Changed the World. N.p.Thorndike Press, 2017. Print.

This book is about a girl named Malala who stood up to the Taliban that took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, for girls’ education. As a result, she was shot in the head in order to be silenced, but she managed to survive. At sixteen, she was awarded the Nobel-Peace Prize and she became a symbol of peaceful protest. This book relates to the theme because Malala stood up for educational freedom and
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