Chapter 25

  1. Why does Addie Ann specifically mention that the sheriff pushes Uncle Bump “up the seven courthouse steps—seven not six”?
  2. Make a prediction. What do you think will be the outcome of the trial? Why do you think this?


Going Deeper:

Shana Burg based the character of Miss Gold on her father, Harvey Burg, who was a lawyer during the civil rights movement. Click here to read Shana’s interview with her father. Why did her father choose to leave New York to work in Alabama? How did his choice grow out of the fact that he’s Jewish?


County Courthouse


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