Rodney King and the L.A. Riots

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This title examines an important historic event--the police beating of Rodney King in 1991 and the riots in Los Angeles, California, in 1992. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the events of March 3, 1991, when a high-speed car chase ended in King's beating, the significance of the video tape of the beating, the officers' trials, and the riots that followed their acquittal in May 1992. Key to the discussion is an examination of the racial context of the riots, including preexisting racial tensions in the city. Also discussed are the 1993 federal trial and the aftermath of the riots. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
BISACS JNF053210, JNF025210, JNF030000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Social Studies
Copyright 2014
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2014-01-01
ISBN 9781624032608, 9781629680330
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Lexile 1040
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Author: Rebecca Rissman