Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti & the End of the American Dream (Hardcover)

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From John Florio and Emmy Award-winning writer Ouisie Shapiro comes a monumental YA nonfiction book about the heartbreaking case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants who were wrongfully executed for murder.

In the early 1920s, a Red Scare gripped America. Many of those targeted were Italians, Eastern Europeans, and other immigrants.

When an armed robbery resulting in the death of two people broke headlines in Massachusetts, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti—both Italian immigrants—were quick to be accused.

A heated trial ensued, but through it all, the two men maintained their innocence. The controversial case quickly rippled past borders as it became increasingly clear that Sacco and Vanzetti were fated for a death sentence. Protests sprang up around the world to fight for their lives.

Learn the tragic history we dare not repeat in Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti, and the End of the American Dream, an action-packed, fast-paced nonfiction book filled with issues that still resonate today.

Praise for Doomed

“A riveting true crime story—but who are the criminals? As relevant today as it was a century ago.” - Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb and Fallout

About the Author


John Florio is the author of historical novels and nonfiction history books. With Ouisie Shapiro, he has written three young adult titles: Marked Man, Doomed, and War in the Ring. He and Shapiro are also the authors of One Nation Under Baseball and One Punch from the Promised Land, as well as contributors to the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and ESPN. Florio is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Glasgow; he is on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA creative writing program at the University of Southern Maine.

Ouisie Shapiro is co-author, with John Florio, of three young adult books: Marked Man, Doomed, and War in the Ring. She and Florio have also written the sports history books, One Nation Under Baseball and One Punch from the Promised Land, and contribute articles to the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and ESPN. Her work in television sports documentaries for HBO and ESPN has earned her six Emmy awards. She holds an MA in journalism from New York University.

Praise For…


*A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year*

“A riveting true crime story—but who are the criminals? As relevant today as it was a century ago.” - Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb and Fallout

★ "A masterpiece...highly recommended." - School Library Journal, starred review

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A narrative nonfiction account of a 1920s trial that gained international attention....Florio and Shapiro document the story well, including historic photographs and letters the defendants wrote." - Kirkus Reviews

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Effectively contextualizes [Sacco and Vanzetti's] story within the larger tale of shifting values in the early twentieth-century U.S...Quotes, photographs, and excerpts from written letters by Sacco and Vanzetti bring an intimate immediacy." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A well-researched nonfiction account...[that] fiercely interrogates how biased agendas can adversely affect justice systems." - Publishers Weekly

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The suspense of whether or not [Sacco and Vanzetti] will be executed...drives the resolution. Primary sources and excerpts from the men’s letters reinforce their humanity." - Horn Book

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Florio and Shapiro solidly establish the characters and personal histories of Sacco and Vanzetti as well as the social and political attitudes of the U.S. at that time. Though over 100 years old, the case remains relevant to discussions of justice in America." - Booklist

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For those looking to expand your crime or justice sections, this is a worthy addition." - School Library Connection

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250621931
ISBN-10: 1250621933
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: January 24th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English