Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

The Prisoner and the Writer



by
Heather Camlot
illustrated by
Sophie Casson

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
House of Anansi Press
Imprint
Groundwood
ISBN
9781773066325
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur
$23.57   $19.64
SEE MEMBER PRICE
QTY

An illustrated, middle-grade treatment of the Dreyfus Affair told from the perspectives of Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus and writer Emile Zola.

When a Jewish army captain is falsely accused of treason and sent to prison, a writer uses his pen to fight for justice.

In 1895 a prisoner watches the ocean through the bars of his cell. Accused of betraying France, Captain Alfred Dreyfus is exiled to a prison on Devil’s Island, far from his wife and children. It’s a horrible fate — but what if he’s innocent?

Seven thousand miles away, the famous writer Emile Zola wonders: Is Alfred a traitor to France? Or a victim of anti-Semitism? Convinced that Alfred is innocent, Emile knows that it is his DUTY to help. He pens the famous letter “J’Accuse …!”, explaining that Alfred was blamed, charged, tried and convicted … only because he is Jewish.

This powerful middle-grade story written in verse with full-page illustrations is told from the perspectives of both Alfred Dreyfus and Emile Zola, two men whose courage changed the world. The true story, published in time for the 125th anniversary of “J’Accuse …!”, acts as a reminder that a person committed to truth, justice and equality must stand up and speak out against prejudice for themselves — and for others. Includes an author’s note and further historical context.

Author’s note, with photographs. Selected sources. Endnotes. Full-color illustrations. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2022

Book Genres

Historical Fiction

Topics

Alfred Dreyfus (1859–1935). Émile Zola (1840–1902). Antisemitism. Nineteenth-century history of France. History of France, Third Republic, 1870–1940.

Standard MARC Records

Download Standard MARC Records

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Grades 5-8
Nonfiction Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8
You'll love our NM+ Category which offers 12 more intriguing nonfiction selections for middle school readers. Readers with a thirst for factual knowledge will look forward to these books arriving each month.

14 books per Year
$302.40 per Year
Interests
Clean Books,Biographies,Diversity,History,Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
Like this book?
Get more like this every month.
LEARN MORE
Grades 5-8
Nonfiction Middle Plus
14 books per Year
$302.40 per Year

Other Recommended Titles From Nonfiction Middle Plus

Nonfiction Middle Plus

January 2023

Nonfiction Middle Plus

December 2022

The Prisoner and the Writer

by Heather Camlot

Nonfiction Middle Plus

November 2022

Nonfiction Middle Plus

October 2022
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.