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Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer
  • Interest age: 13-18
  • School grade: 9-12

An innocent teen mom wrongly convicted of the murder of her two-year-old son -- thanks to false testimony by a famous doctor

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Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong
  • Interest age: 13-18
  • School grade: 8-12

The tragic tale of a nineteen-year-old boy who was caught in an elaborate RCMP sting operation and falsely confessed to murder.

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Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black
  • Interest age: 13-18

The compelling story of a young professional boxer and the racism that led to his wrongful conviction

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Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer
  • Interest age: 13-17
  • School grade: 8-12

The true story of a mother wrongfully charged with murdering her own daughter and how she faced down the justice system and a corrupt pathologist

Hardback   Out of print
9781459405363 | Published: November 2013

Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq
  • Interest age: 13-17
  • School grade: 8-12

How wrongfully convicted Donald Marshall Jr. forced the justice system to confront its racism

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Real Justice: Guilty of Being Weird
  • Interest age: 13-17
  • School grade: 8-12

The story of an unconventional 24-year-old who was sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit, and whose name was eventually cleared through the newly-developed science of DNA testing

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Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen
  • Interest age: 13-17
  • School grade: 8-12

The compelling story of the wrongful conviction of David Milgaard

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Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death
  • Interest age: 13-17
  • School grade: 8-12

How fourteen-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang, had his conviction upheld by the Supreme Court, and spent ten years in prison and 48 years trying to clear his name

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Real Justice: Young, Innocent and In Prison
  • Interest age: 13-17
  • School grade: 8-12

A compelling look at a miscarriage of justice that led university student Rob Baltovich to spend ten years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit

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Real Justice Complete Set
  • Interest age: 13-18
  • School grade: 8-12

An 8-book set of true stories of wrongfully convicted young people.

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Real Justice

Real Justice

True stories of young people wrongfully convicted by the justice system

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Series features

  • Non-fiction narratives
  • Black and white photos
  • Curriculum tie-ins to high school and middle school civics, law, global history, and social studies
"The series is factual and unbiased, showing how wrongful convictions have occurred and giving voice to the stories of the innocent." —School Library Journal
"I would highly recommend any teacher (especially intermediate grades) use these books to engage their learners, spark discussion, and create a love and interest for reading!" —Janelle White, grade 7/8 teacher
"[Real Justice books] are quick and simple reads but will keep reluctant young adult readers flipping the pages to see how the stories turn out."
Canadian Children's Book News

Aimed at ages 13-17, these short narrative biographies tell stories of teens and young Canadians who fell afoul of the justice system and were wrongfully convicted of murder. Throughout their ordeals, they maintained their innocence and fought back, eventually proving that they were not guilty.