What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?)

by Joan Holub (Author) Dede Putra (Illustrator)

What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: What Was?
Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft! Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history.

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Joan Holub
Joan Holub is the author of several Who HQ books, including What Was the First Thanksgiving?, What Was the Gold Rush?, Who Was Marco Polo?, and Who Was Babe Ruth?
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780448479057
Lexile Measure
760L
Guided Reading Level
S
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
August 20, 2015
Series
What Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
JNF025190 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
JNF025170 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/General
Library of Congress categories
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